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"Anyone who has been on a list can come back and in fact that's how it has been seen," explained the Spanish coach regarding the absences of Ramos, Aspas or Ansu Fati
Luis Enrique in its purest form. The Spanish coach was true to himself to defend what is his last call-up prior to the one he will choose for the World Cup in Qatar in less than two months. Despite the continuity in the list, very far from those constant changes of his early days with Spain, the absences once again outweighed the presences in a press conference with a relaxed atmosphere, yes.
«I already know that every time there is a list not all the players enter and those who are not are news, but I would like to talk about those who are on the list. It's more morbid but I don't want to get into that game. I take the 25 players I consider. I know them and anyone who has been on a list can come back and in fact that is how it has been seen, ”the Asturian coach haggled as soon as the names of Iago Aspas, Sergio Ramos or Ansu Fati appeared in the questions, the great absentees, whose names follow weighing despite not being part of the selection for a long time.
And it is that Luis Enrique continues to be faithful to his style book, which involves following his personal criteria and that of his staff in the selection beyond the performance of each player in his club. In this sense, the continuity of Asensio, Jordi Alba or Ferran Torres in the national team was surprising despite the lack of confidence of Ancelotti and Xavi in Madrid and Barça. “Marco made an exceptional call for the month of June, well above what we expected and also with an exceptional level of involvement. I like to see that the player perceives that what he does in the national team is important. He would prefer that they play in his clubs but there is no magic formula, also in the case of Jordi Alba or Ferran Torres. The context of the selection is very different, "explained Lucho in this regard.
Beyond absences and disputed calls, two players make their debut with Spain in this last selection window prior to the World Cup: Nico Williams and Borja Iglesias. «We already know Nico from the lower categories and we see his progression. He is a wide player and as a pure winger he has to know how to play inside as well. I think he is in that process of improvement, also in terms of goals », he detailed about the Athletic winger.
«I already know Borja very well because the year I was at Celta he was in the subsidiary and he already came to train with us in the last part of the year. He has the level to be able to associate, a goal... I really like his style, always smiling on the pitch », he further elaborated on the Betis striker, a specific striker for the squad together with Álvaro Morata.