The list is out! VdB said he wished he could bring all his men to the Euros but….obviously he can’t, which leads to a little sadness. I think some maybe deserved to be on the list a little more than those who did, but let’s see who’s going.
Goalkeepers: Casillas, Valdes, Pepe Reina.
Defenders: Alba, Albiol, Arbeloa, Ramos, Juanfran, Pique, Javi Martinez.
Midfielders: Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets, Fabregas, Xabi, Silva, Cazorla, Navas, Mata.
Forwards: Llorente, Torres, Negredo, Pedro.
The eight men cut are Adrian, Benat, Alvaro Dominguez, Isco, Javi Garcia, Nacho Monreal, Roberto Soldado and Bruno Soriano. So…as for the unlucky men that there is just no room for, it’s sad to see Soldado and Adrian go. Of course Adrian just made his debut yesterday, so it was a bit of wishful thinking for him to be taken along, but Soldado has proven in the past to be a very useful option when Torres wasn’t called up. I feel for Torres’ situation and I wish him the best, but he better know what an opportunity VdB has given him with this call up. Time to return to form bebe! I am glad Negredo made the cut, he’s capable of scoring for the team & I enjoy seeing him play. Another lucky guy is Juanfran to be included in the defense, I didn’t notice him too much yesterday, but apparently he sealed a spot because the usual go-to man, Iraola, suffered an injury yesterday. I wish all the boys luck and I’m glad there are two more friendlies to be played that will allow them to work all the kinks out. I want to see Spain take another Euro!!! What do you guys think? Do you like this list or is Arbie & Albiol forced together, the most important thing? 😉