Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos has been left out of Spain’s squad for Euro 2020,
taking place in the summer of 2021, making it the first time the defender has not been in
the squad since Euro 2004.
Boss Luis Enrique has decided to axe the nation’s most-capped player for the summer
The Real Madrid star started nine out of the ten qualifying matches and has helped
his country European Championship success twice as well as World Cup glory in 2010.
But he will not have the opportunity to try and help them to more silverware next month
following his injury-riddled campaign.
Ramos only managed 21 appearances in all competitions for Los Blancos and has paid the
price for his lack of fitness.
And amazingly it is the first time EVER that no Madrid player has been included in a
Spanish squad for a major tournament.
Luis Enrique said: “It was a very difficult decision but Ramos has not been able to
compete or train very much recently.
“I would have liked Ramos to be in the squad but I did not think it was viable because he
has practically been unable to compete.”
Manchester City defender Eric Garcia, 20, has been named in the squad.
That is despite him only starting ONE Premier League game for Pep Guardiola’s
champions. He is joined by his Cityzens team-mate Aymeric Laporte.
The star is called up after recently switching his international allegiance from France
to Spain earlier this month.
The Spain boss added: “Any decision I made about Sergio Ramos would have been
controversial. “I know where I am, and accept there will be noise from the media.
“The Aymeric Laporte decision has nothing to do with the Ramos situation. [Ramos]
is a top player, can help our national team a lot, plays at one of the best clubs in history.