Who can benefit from the list of 26 ?: Aspas, Mikel Merino, Adama …
UEFA has made official today that the 24 teams that will contest Euro 2020 can have 26 players and Luis Enrique’s radar is widened
Lto Euro 2020, which kicks off on June 11 in Rome with Italy-Turkey, will be the first traveling through Europe and the first in which each team will have 26 players. UEFA has today given the green light to a proposal for Italy of the month of March. It has not been easy because several teams were against it and some selectors, such as Luis Enrique, they did not quite see it clearly.
That decision, for example, implies that each team will have to make three discards because only 23 will be able to wear in each game. That is a complicated matter to handle in such a long concentration.
So when two weeks from now (day 20 or 21) Luis Enrique unveil his chosen ones, he will have three more positions in that list of almost 70 players that he manages and that he has narrowed over the months. Who can be the beneficiaries of these three places?
The absence of Carvajal open a door on the right side. Marcos Llorente and Jesús Navas seem to be chosen for that position, but now the coach can use the versatility of Sergi Roberto. If it comes in Nacho in the axis of the rear thanks to his great 2021, that route can be closed because the madridista can play as a winger.
If no one enters defense, which is normal, Luis Enrique would win a place indoors. I should no longer cut anyone between Pedri, Thiago, Canales, Koke, Fabián Ruiz and Mikel Merino. The Navarrese was cut in March.
Aspas, the great beneficiary
So there would be two places. One for a band player. Adama and Asensio they have been the most used by Luis Enrique in that area. The ability of the Wolverhampton player to break games can put him in the Euro if the madridista does not wake up at the end of the season. Bryan Gil was there in March, but the normal thing is that he goes with the U21.
But the great beneficiary of this UEFA measure may be Iago Aspas. It is difficult to think of a list of 26 players for the Euro in which the Galician is not present. His game and his goals argue that it is the third piece of a forward in which Gerard Moreno and Morata they have earned the place.