Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique, now the head coach of the Spanish national football team, has announced his squad for the EURO 2021. The team selection has caused many controversies as he has excluded Spanish captain Sergio Ramos and instead included Manchester City’s Eric Garcia after 1 Premier League start all season.
There are no Real Madrid players in the Spanish squad, which has raised many eyebrows. Nacho Fernandez was in the form of his life for Real Madrid as he guided the team to the Champions League semi-finals and were in the fight for the La Liga title till the last matchday. Marco Asensio was also in fine form. So it is raising the question of whether Luis Enrique has deliberately left out all the Real Madrid players.
Spain squad for EURO 2021:
Goalkeepers: Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), David de Gea (Manchester United), Robert Sanchez (Brighton)
Defenders: Pau Torres (Villarreal), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Diego Llorente (Leeds United), Eric Garcia (Manchester City), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Jose Gaya (Valencia) Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) Rodri (Manchester City), Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool), Pedri (Barcelona), Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Fabian Ruiz (Napoli)
Forwards: Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Ferran Torres (Manchester City), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Alvaro Morata (Juventus), Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig), Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint-Germain), Adama Traore (Wolves)
There have been a lot of Twitter posts regarding the exclusion of Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid players. Here are a few of the Twitter posts.