Enrique’s Spain no longer dependent on Barcelona, Real Madrid

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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

1GKDavid de Gea Manchester United43
13GKKepa Arrizabalaga Chelsea11
23GKUnai Simón Athletic Bilbao0
2DFEric García Manchester City2
3DFDiego Llorente Leeds United6
4DFPau Torres Villarreal3
12DFSergio Reguilón Tottenham Hotspur2
14DFJosé Luis Gayà Valencia9
15DFSergio Ramos Real Madrid173
20DFSergi Roberto Barcelona8
22DFJesús Navas Sevilla44
5MFSergio Busquets Barcelona118
6MFMikel Merino Real Sociedad3
7MFDani Olmo RB Leipzig3
8MFDani Ceballos Arsenal10
10MFSergio Canales Betis3
16MFRodri Manchester City13
21MFJosé Campaña Levante1
MFFabián Ruiz Napoli7
9FWGerard Villarreal5
11FWAdama TraoréWolves1
17FWAnsu Fati Barcelona2
18FWFerran Torres Manchester City2
19FWRodrigo Moreno Leeds United24
FWMikel Oyarzabal Real Sociedad7
Spanish National Football Team as on 8th October, 2020