Luis de la Fuente leaves Cubarsí, Llorente and Aleix García off Spain's checklist for the Euro Cup | Euro Cup Germany 2024 | Soccer | EUROtoday

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Luis de la Fuente modified the step in Spain's closing checklist heading to the Euro Cup. From a preselection of 29 gamers with virtually no surprises to putting discards, all for various causes. “I had the idea established for a long time, but you are always open to things that may arise that make you change your mind,” the coach revealed. And nobody modified his thoughts. Not even Pau Cubarsí. On the eve of the journey to Germany, earlier than Spain's final journey to Mallorca to play a pleasant in opposition to Northern Ireland this Saturday (9:30 p.m., La1), the coach left the Barça middle again in Madrid, in addition to Marcos Llorente and Aleix Garcia.

Although the untimely goodbye of the Girona midfielder was anticipated within the Las Rozas Football City, Vivian prevails over the younger Barça centre-back in the identical manner that Fermín López does in opposition to the versatile Atlético de Madrid footballer. However, Ayoze Pérez (30 years outdated) doesn’t miss the Euro Cup. The Betis striker solely wanted 90 minutes (one purpose and one help) in opposition to Andorra final Wednesday to earn his place in La Roja's expedition to Germany. “Despite having spent nine years in the Premier League, I feel that it is the best moment of my career,” highlighted the Betis ahead.

After the morning coaching in Las Rozas, De la Fuente spoke with the three discarded: “I am very sorry,” he justified them. There weren't many extra particulars, nor explanations. Aleix García didn’t want them, however Cubarsí's state of affairs was totally different, and naturally additionally that of Marcos Llorente.

Cubarsí (17 years outdated) appeared destined to develop into one of many darlings of Las Rozas. The Barcelona middle again was anticipated to leap from the Euro Cup to the Olympic Games. However, at Barça they don’t overlook the Pedri case in 2021: it melted down after enjoying 73 video games, together with these it performed within the Euro Cup and the Tokyo Games. Concerned in regards to the bodily and psychological state of Cubarsí, recognized as one of many nice guarantees of the Barça entity, Deco intervened in order that the RFEF may select which competitors the center-back was going to compete in: “European Championship or Games; “Not both.”

De la Fuente, nonetheless, was not satisfied. Cubarsí, who had gone by means of all of the youth classes of La Roja, made his senior debut final March within the friendlies in opposition to Colombia (seven minutes) and Brazil (9). It was exactly throughout that FIFA break that Cubarsí conquered De la Fuente's work group. His soccer was not shocking (he had changed Iñigo Martínez at Barça), however his character was. Above all, his uncommon maturity. On the time without work that the coach had assigned, Cubarsí selected to remain in Las Rozas. “I have homework. I stay studying,” he defined. But it was not sufficient for Cubarsi. “The priority is the senior team. The rest, the Games, is up to Santi Denia,” stated the coach. And he checked out Vivian: “He is a very good soccer player who surely many people know him, but he does not have the media power of others.”

In the middle of the sphere, nonetheless, the expertise of Marcos Llorente (29 years outdated) is inferior to the electrical Fermín López (21). The versatile Atlético footballer, who has greater than 300 video games within the elite and 19 within the nationwide group, is dropped from the ultimate checklist. “They are different footballers,” De la Fuente in contrast; “Marcos can occupy different positions, in all the positions he plays he does well and Fermín is more specific, as an interior or midfielder. Our idea is to use it inside. He has technical and tactical attitudes and others of character. Seeing how he has worked with veteran and world-class teammates… It infects energy. “It reminds us of Gavi,” he concluded.

In addition to Gavi, injured, there are eight different gamers lacking from the 23-player squad that gained the Nations League final summer time (Kepa, Jordi Alba, Bernat, Canales, Rodrigo Moreno, Asensio, Ansu Fati and Yeremy Pino). “My sense is that I have been unfair to those we discarded. But just with those who are there,” De la Fuente closed. And Cubarsi was unnoticed.

This is the definitive checklist:

Goalkeepers: Simón, Raya and Remiro. Defenses: Carvajal, Navas, Laporte, Le Normand, Nacho, Vivian, Grimaldo and Cucurella. Midfielders: Rodri, Zubimendi, Fabian, Merino, Baena, Fermin and Pedri. Fronts: Morata, Oyarzábal, Olmo, Ferran, Joselu, Lamine Yamal, Ayoze and Nico

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