Spain head coach and former Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique has released his final list of players for the Euro 2020 but did not include a single Real Madrid player.
Above all, Spain captain Sergio Ramos was also not included in Luis Enrique’s Euro 2020 squad after an injury-troubled 2020-21 season.
Aymeric Laporte, who only this month switched his allegiance from France to Spain, is among the center-back options to have been referred to the veteran.
Ramos was part of the national team that won three consecutive major tournaments between 2008 and 2012 and has remained a key man for club and country ever since, breaking Italy’s great Gianluigi Buffon’s all-time international appearances mark of 176 earlier this season.
The 35-year-old has had the armband for Spain under Luis Enrique but was limited to 21 appearances in all competitions for Madrid this term, missing 31 matches.
Real Madrid’s right-back, Dani Carvajal is injured, while Los Blancos team-mates Marco Asensio and Isco have fallen out of favour.
Madrid’s Nacho is another center-back ignored, with Manchester City pair Laporte and Eric Garcia preferred to him and Ramos despite spending much of the season behind Ruben Dias and John Stones in the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium.
French-born Laporte, City’s premier defensive option prior to this season, has made 27 appearances in all competitions for the Premier League champions but is in line for an international debut after this weekend’s Champions League final.
Eric Garcia who is widely expected to join Barca when his contract expires next month was limited to just 12 outings and nine starts, with a solitary clean sheet.
Athletic Bilbao’s Inigo Martinez was another absentee at center-back, with Luis Enrique telling reporters that he will be making a press statement on why some key players were snubbed.
See Luis Enrique’s list of selected players for Euro 2020 below;
Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbo), David De Gea (Manchester United), Robert Sanchez (Brighton and Hove Albion); Jose Gaya (Valencia), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Pau Torres (Villarreal),Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodri (Manchester City), Pedri (Barcelona), Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Fabian Ruiz (Napoli); Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Alvaro Morata (Juventus), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Ferran Torres (Manchester City), Adama Traore (Wolves), Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint-Germain), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Eric Garcia (Manchester City), Diego Llorente (Leeds United), and Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).