The 2008 and 2012 edition of the European Championship saw Spain, with the effective leadership of Iker Casillas,becoming the first team to win two consecutive European Championships. Luis Enrique’s side will try to duplicate this success despite the underwhelming performance during the qualifiers which they want to improve in the finals. Here is the potential XI of Spain for the Euro 2020:
David de Gea (Goalkeeper)
The Manchester United goalkeeper is the legendary IkerCasillas’ successor as Spain’s long-term goalkeeper. His form in the club seems unimpressive in the recent season but he is undoubtedly one of the most talented and skilful goalkeeper in Europe. He was injured during the match against Sweden last year where they booked their place in the tournament, making the halt beneficial to his fitness.
Dani Carvajal (Right Back)
In his time with Zine Zidane’s Real Madrid, Dani Carvajal has flourished into a very dependable option at right-back, following his impressive performance in the most recent season. Carvajalwas named in Spain’s final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but did not play until the 1-0 win against Iran. If given a time to show his skills in the pitch, Carvajal could be massive contributor to the team.
Íñigo Martínez (Centre Back)
The Athletic Bilbao centre-back Íñigo Martínez has been a key part of one of the toughest defences in La Liga in the recent season. He is tipped to be the heir to the now retired Gerard Pique with his wit and creative skills in the pitch. Despite standing at 1.82 m, Martinez was known for his heading ability which made him an aerial threat on set pieces.
Sergio Ramos (Centre Back)
The inspirational captain of the team, Segio Ramos will surely have a spot in the starting team and lead the nation for next year’s tournament. He was part of the Euro 2020 qualifiers All-star XI that was published on the official website of the UEFA. During the qualifiers, he became Spain’s most capped player, topping the previous record number of appearances made for Spain.
José Gayà (Left Back)
The 25-year-old Valencia left-back José Gayà has now racked up over 23 caps for Spain, all youth levels comprised. He has impressed the team with his performances for club and country this season that made him a top choice in the position. Gayà isoften linked to transfer in the Premier League but he is one of Velencia’s untouchable players.