Former Spain goalkeeper Santiago Canizares has urged Spain to start with David de Gea, not Iker Casillas, in goal at Euro 2016.
Casillas remains Spain’s first-choice goalkeeper, a status he has kept since the 2002 World Cup – when he capitalised on a freak injury to Canizares involving a bottle of aftershave – but the ex-Valencia custodian believes La Roja have missed a trick by limiting the Manchester United man to sporadic appearances.
"De Gea should have been made the starting goalkeeper a long time ago. He’s performing much better than Casillas,” he told Cadena SER.
“I wouldn’t pick [Casillas] to be a substitute, but there’s no doubt that De Gea must be the No 1.”