Why De Gea is not playing for Spain in EURO 2020 ?

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Why De Gea is not playing for Spain in EURO 2020 ?
Why De Gea is not playing for Spain in EURO 2020 ?

UEFA EURO 2020 – Spain is all set to compete for an international trophy. Spain Euro 2020 squad is blessed with a lot of talented players. De Gea is a fantastic goalkeeper, undoubtedly, he was one of the best in the world at a time. He has demonstrated that time and again but he is not getting a chance to feature in Spain Starting XI. Fans want to know Why De Gea is not playing for Spain in EURO 2020.

Spain were placed in Group E along with Sweden, Slovakia and Poland. De Gea did not get a chance to play in any of these group stage matches. De Gea has yet to feature in this summer’s tournament with Athletic Club Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simon chosen by Spain boss Luis Enrique in each of the three group games.

The career of De Gea has been declining as we have seen him lose his regular spot at club level to Dean Henderson. His performance in the Europa League Finals has proved to be a major setback. The Spaniard failed to stop any of Villarreal’s 11 spot kicks in the shootout – stretching his miserable run of failing to save penalties to a remarkable 4.

Why De Gea is not playing for Spain in EURO 2020 ?
Why De Gea is not playing for Spain in EURO 2020 ?

David de Gea has suffered an injury in training ahead of Spain’s knockout fixture against Croatia in the European Championship on Monday. It is yet unclear if the injury will sideline De Gea for the rest of the tournament or if he could come back into selection should his nation advance to the latter stages. The 30-year took part in the Spain training session at the Parken Stadium, before he was forced to leave the field during the ‘keeping drills, with reports suggesting a thigh injury was the problem.

Spain Euro 2020 Squad

Spain Euro 2020 Squad
Spain Euro 2020 Squad

Goalkeepers: Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), David de Gea (Manchester United), Robert Sanchez (Brighton).

Defenders: Jose Gaya (Valencia), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Eric Garcia (Manchester City), Diego Llorente (Leeds), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

Midfielders: Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodri (Manchester City), Pedri (Barcelona), Thiago (Liverpool), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Fabian (Napoli), Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig), Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint-Germain).

Forwards: Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid), Ferran Torres (Manchester City), Adama Traore (Wolves), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad).