‘Finals make a mess of Spain plans’

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has confessed that Spanish clubs’ involvement in European finals make his initial Euro 2016 plans “a mess”.

Del Bosque is due to announce his provisional squad for France on Tuesday, but he will not be able to summon players from Real Madrid, Atletico and Sevilla so soon due to those sides respectively preparing for the Champions League and Europa League finals.

“The European finals make my first squad a mess,” he said at a book presentation on Friday, Marca reports.

“We’ll see about 17 [players in the final squad as a result of the European finals]!

“Still, we mustn’t be ironic about this. There’s a deadline to be met and the date [for my squad announcement] is set.

“The concentration [referring to getting everyone together] will be a little difficult.”

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