Vicente del Bosque insists he hasn’t made a decision over Iker Casillas or David De Gea for Spain’s Euro 2016 campaign.
It’s reported De Gea will play against Georgia on Tuesday and AS has noted on its front page that Del Bosque always sticks with the goalkeeper who plays the final friendly for a major tournament, but the Coach himself told reporters he hasn’t settled on anything.
“I don’t have to make the decision now. First is to choose the squad, then the preparation and we’re at that stage. Then there is the final decision. Our three goalkeepers are good. Since Casillas played the last friendly against South Korea, maybe De Gea will play. But to see who plays the Czech Republic will have to wait until June 13,” Del Bosque stressed, AS reports.
“I don’t know if the team against Georgia will be similar to [against the Czechs]. Our concern is to have 20 players involved, so they’re familiarised with each other. We know how we’re going to play, they know it. The most important thing is how we’re going to play and we’ll put that into practice.
“We’ve had a singular focus but we are very satisfied and that includes the final part in which the Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid players have joined us. It’s been ideal. To prepare with players who are the future of the national team, and we have called one of them into the 23, Hector Bellerin, which we’re pleased about. It’s been preparation we’ve dreamed of.
“Alvaro Morata’s fitness? Let’s wait. We don’t want to take risks, we have Aritz Aduriz and Morata in perfect condition and if they play or not against Georgia will depend on what they say and what the doctors say, but we don’t want to take risks.
“Nolito is here as he’s a specialist on the flanks, one against one and he can score goals. He can help in defence too, he’s one of the best solutions for the wing.
“A double pivot? At some point, yes, because [Sergio Busquets and Bruno Soriano] complement each other well. But we have a lot of options, players like Thiago, Koke, Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta…it would bother to leave any of them out.”