Spain National Team 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?
Why De Gea is not playing for Spain ?
Spain were placed in League A Group 2 along with Portugal, Czech Republic and Switzerland. 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 Manchester United goalkeeper did not even find a place in the squad for Nations League games.
The career of De Gea has been declining as we have seen him lose his regular spot to Unai Simon. 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.
Spain World Cup 2022 Squad
Goalkeepers: Unai Simon (Athletic Club), Robert Sanchez (Brighton), David Raya (Brentford)
Defenders: Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Eric Garcia (Barcelona), Hugo Guillamon (Valencia), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Jose Gaya (Valencia)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodrigo (Manchester City), Gavi (Barcelona), Carlos Soler (Valencia), Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid), Pedri (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid)
Forwards: Ferran Torres (Barcelona), Nico Williams (Athletic Club), Yeremy Pino (Villarreal), Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Pablo Sarabia (PSG), Dani Olmo (Leipzig), Ansu Fati (Barcelona)