The current call ups to the Spanish national team shows that the country is no longer dependent on Barcelona and Real Madrid, to select players from.
When Spain won the World Cup and the Euros a few years ago, their squad was filled with players from Barcelona and Real Madrid, but things have changed since then.
The current squad is filled with players from Leeds United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Wolverhampton Wanderers and even the likes of Napoli and RB Leipzig.
It seems that Luis Enrique is searching for a new generation of players to lead Spain in international football and he’s not afraid to cast his net wide in search of those players.
It will be interesting to see how the next generation of Spanish players perform at the international level now.
The likes of Xavi, Iniesta, Villa and Torres have helped the country win every trophy at the international level, and the new generation will be under pressure to deliver as well.
According to reports 17 of the 25 players called up recently have 10 caps or fewer with the Spanish national team.
From the two Spanish giants, only Fati, Busquets, Ramos and Sergi Roberto have been selected.
Spain have not been at their best in the recent World Cup, Euros or the Nations League. They will have to improve a lot to win trophies at the international level again, and it will be interesting to see if Enrique can coach them into a top team in the coming months.
Spanish National Football Team
|1||GK||David de Gea||Manchester United||43|
|23||GK||Unai Simón||Athletic Bilbao||0|
|2||DF||Eric García||Manchester City||2|
|3||DF||Diego Llorente||Leeds United||6|
|12||DF||Sergio Reguilón||Tottenham Hotspur||2|
|14||DF||José Luis Gayà||Valencia||9|
|15||DF||Sergio Ramos||Real Madrid||173|
|6||MF||Mikel Merino||Real Sociedad||3|
|7||MF||Dani Olmo||RB Leipzig||3|
|18||FW||Ferran Torres||Manchester City||2|
|19||FW||Rodrigo Moreno||Leeds United||24|
|FW||Mikel Oyarzabal||Real Sociedad||7|