Thursday, August 5

Pedri, Eric García and Mingueza enter the absolute list for the Games

Luis de la Fuente, Spanish Olympic coach, gave this Tuesday the list of 22 summoned, 18 plus four substitutes, which includes three Barça players (Pedri, Eric García and Mingueza), A dos del Español (Óscar Gil, Javi Puado) six players of the absolute who are disputing the Eurocup 2020 and two first-level reinforcements such as Marco Asensio, after giving up the U21 European Championship in 2019 that gave the ticket to the Olympic Games, Dani Ceballos.

Unai Simón, Eric García, Pau Torres, Pedri, Dani Olmo and Mikel Oyarzabal are the absolute players who will hook the dispute of the Eurocup with the concentration of the Spanish Olympic team, although the FC Barcelona intends to request the Federation to rest Pedri after such a demanding season and don’t take it to Tokyo.

“I am very happy, the list is powerful, I am sorry for those who have not been able to enter. I am particularly happy with the relationship of players,” explained the national team.r Luis de la Fuente to assess the group, which has incorporated six players who are currently in the quarterfinals of the Euro.

“You had to wait until yesterday’s game (the crossing before Croatia), because we had in mind to incorporate a series of players. It is necessary to spin very fine to find the balance and that is what we have tried, “said the technician, who said he did not feel worried about the overload that those who are now under the orders of Luis Enrique.

“I am not worried. They will come rolled and have an exceptional quality, hopefully they will not be injured, but I think they will come motivated and with a great emotional charge.”

The absence of Ramos

One of the questions to From the source it was about the possibility that was considered about the presence of Sergio Ramos. The technician did not want to go deep. “He had the same possibilities as anyone else, but I had a clear idea from the beginning. He is not here and I have not spoken with him because I did not consider it necessary. He is a great professional,” said the coach in a conciliatory tone, who also spoke about incorporating veterans like Merino or Ceballos in the group. “They are some more. They have all been international with me and they are going to contribute that experience and and I hope from all of them that we achieve a great pineapple and a great work group,” said the Spanish coach, who revealed that the federation has requested, together with other federations, the possibility of bringing 22 players and are awaiting a response to decide.

Those selected will be concentrated on the 30th and the next day they will exercise at the facilities of the Soccer City, before traveling to the Alicante town of Benidorm, where they will prepare prior to the Games until they travel to Japan on July 13.

List of 18 summoned

Goalkeepers: Unai Simón (Athletic Club), Álvaro Fernández (Huesca), Álex Domínguez (UD Las Palmas).

Defenses: Óscar Mingueza (Barcelona), Jesús Vallejo (Real Madrid), Eric García (Barcelona), Pablo Torres (Villarreal), Óscar Gil (Spanish), Marc Cucurella (Getafe), Juan Miranda (Betis).

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Midfielders: Jon Moncayola (Osasuna), Martín Zubimendi (Real Sociedad), Dani Ceballos (Betis), Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad), Carlos Soler (Valencia), Pedri (Barcelona).

Forwards: Bryan Gil (Sevilla), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Dani Olmo (Leipzig), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Rafa Mir (Wolverhampton), Javi Puado (Espanyol).

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