As in football the illusion is fed by footballers, Pedri has picked up the flag of hope that Ansu Fati raised in September 2019. If the winger, until he was injured, inoculated his variety of resources to attack a downtrodden team, the Canarian midfielder has flooded La Roja's midfield with his sharp way of understanding the game and its associations. The Barça midfielder has been the great sensation of the worrying Spain of Luis Enrique.
Among the noise due to the questioned concessions of the coach to Sergio Ramos so that he reaches the international record; the stumble against Greece; the scare with Georgia and the insipid victory against Kosovo , Pedri has emerged as an essential player in just two games. After his testimonial performance in the twenty minutes that he played in the traffic jam against Greece, Luis Enrique, pressured by the unexpected setback against the Greeks, granted him the title against Georgia. In Tbilisi, Pedri emerged as the winner, with Jordi Alba and Dani Olmo as partners, of the crude match that Spain had to overcome. Against Kosovo, the best minutes of the national team blossomed under their boots. In two games as a starter, he has made it difficult to imagine Spain at the next European Championship without his relentless display of associative football embedded in the center of the field.
Pedri has not been filmed in his international premiere. It has been an essential bearing so that Spain does not move away from the first place in the group that grants the direct ticket to the Qatar World Cup. He played very demanding and responded with the same calm with which they have seen him develop in concentration. His ungainly gait, the behavior of a seasoned veteran as a child and his Canary Islands retreat have impacted both the group and their ability to finish the games better than they start them.
Dani Olmo is another of the certainties left by this window of three encounters. His has been a confirmation as a man of confidence of Luis Enrique. For the coach, he is the striker who best understands the attack game to combine and occupy spaces. In addition, he has uncovered with two goals, encouraged by the coach to put into practice his shot on goal. Like Pedri, he has responded under pressure. "It makes us optimistic and very positive to see young players assiduously, we are giving them minutes in games with pressure, qualifying for the World Cup," said the coach in his balance of this list of matches.
[TEX] [LADILLO] [LADILLO] Eric García and Ferran
[/ LADILLO] [TEX] In them, the coach has redoubled his confidence in both Eric García and Ferran Torres, despite his substitutions at Manchester City. The two have [/ TEX] played home in all three games. Luis Enrique has squeezed them taking advantage of the fact that they were the two players who accumulated the least amount of minutes in their clubs. “Eric's case is not normal. I have risked calling him because he does not play for his club. But he has such a level that he has played three very good games. We are delighted to have players like him. He directs, he leads, he knows he has to improve, but he can come even if he doesn't play for his team ”, said the coach.
Unai Simón, who has also played every minute, has been nominated as the goalkeeper in the Eurocup. However, it is in this position that Luis Enrique least guarantees continuity
The coach maintains that in the Eurocup he will not establish an eleven, in which Morata, another starter in all the games of this window, seems to consolidate as the nine . In the middle, Koke gains weight as the third midfielder alongside Pedri and Busquets. The return of Carvajal or Navas should define the right back. On the other side, Jordi Alba, seems essential. The same as the Ramos-Pau Torres couple in the defense axis.
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