Louis of the Source spoke to the media after announcing the list of summoned for the duels against Norway and Scotland. The national team will play its first two qualifying matches for Euro 2024 in The Rose Garden and in Glasgow.
The main novelties of the call are kepa, Nacho, Iago Aspas, Zubimendi, David Garcia and Daniel Ceballos. It also highlights the return of gayá. In the absences section are unai simoninjured, Jordi Alba, Koke, ferran torres, Azpilicueta and Eric Garciawent.
«We are not going to talk about players who are not there, but we are going to leave it settled. I convey all my thanks to you. It was a private conversation and I have a habit of not airing them, but there is a new coach with a new idea. He bets on these players and he wants to give them security and confidence from the first moment ».
Conversation with Ramos
«It was a video call and we told each other what we had to say. The content of the conversation is private.”
«It is what I interpret for this position. I am looking for players who allow us different records. We are very happy with the central defenders there are.”
absence of branches
«I have never talked about the subject of age. Whoever says that is not true. The one who says goodbye with a letter is Ramos. Spain is much more interested in meeting these players. The decision is up to the person in charge, which is me.”
«He has a great team, not only Haaland. We are going to try to minimize everyone’s virtues, including Haaland’s. I am concerned about the level of our players. I am sure that the Norwegian coach will be more concerned with our players than we are with his.”
“We have guaranteed more than 40 goals. They give us a lot of peace of mind. We are very happy and calm.”
Minutes with their clubs
«Making a call is a very expensive job. You have to consider many scenarios. There are players who play a few minutes that can be important. We must find a balance”.
«My criteria will dominate my decision. I spoke what I had to speak. The future is Norway, that’s all I’m worried about. It is not opening or closing the door, I trust some players. If these are there, it is because I trust them more ».
“It is important for everyone. He is in a great moment. He is a player who can work in various scenarios.
«A very beautiful and interesting thing happens to me and it is that he was already in my first call. I know him perfectly. I understand that Gayá and Valencia are in an upward trend. We know him very well, he never fails and he adapts to our idea of the game ».
«We have a protocol established for a long time that is to bet on those who have the most internationalities. I also like to give it a personal touch and that it fits. I am very calm. The captains are Morata, Rodri and Carvajal. There are players who lead spontaneously. The locker room are smart players who value that leadership. The captain has to add. Be an example in everything.”
leaving someone was off the list
«It is difficult for me to leave people out of the call. We could make several competitive lists. Of course it cost me.”
«I do not think about the origin or where I come from. We have been walking on a path that we knew. She did not look to the past. We were focused on the present and the future. We have to look to make a team. I feel very calm with that list. There are no untouchables. Those who are better at all times will come and generate confidence in us.
«I send a message of encouragement to Unai. The three are going to have to earn it. You have to wait for performance on a day-to-day basis. I am very calm with them because they are very good.
Vote for Julián Álvarez
“I like it. I don’t drink, he was serene and he is world champion. He wanted it ».
conversations with players
“I have spoken to many. You know the line I take ».
“It is a decision that they decide freely. To play with Spain there are three premises: that they are selectable, that they want to play with Spain and that we select them. Le Normand wants to play with us, so it’s fantastic news.”
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“Here nobody has the door closed and it is to celebrate that many Spanish clubs have the capacity to be represented in the National Team.”
«The biggest drawback is the lack of time, but we are used to it. We have chosen this footballer profile because they will adapt quickly. The goal is for Norway Day to get as close as possible to our idea.”
“They are all very different. Bryan is one of the few left wingers, Fabián is showing quality at PSG and Ceballos turns him upside down every time he comes out at the Bernabéu ».
Play with Morocco
«Whoever wants to play with Spain has to want to. Then, they are very free to choose with all due respect.
«What I ask of you is to try harder. Hopefully they’ll all be a little better.”
«The most important thing is to be faithful to an idea, that you will see it as we play games. The most important thing is the idea.
«He is having a great season and he deserves it. I have followed him a lot. You have to have alternatives to cover scenarios.
“I talk a lot with him. I am glad you are having a good time. In Tokyo we live in an unpleasant situation with the injury, but he is back. With his participation and that of some other teammate we would have won gold ».
“We have two of the best specialists. They offer us peace of mind, security and the possibility of balance”.
«He is in a great moment. I have considered it appropriate to summon him for his performance and for what fits. I’m very happy. I don’t know him and I’m looking forward to seeing him.
“It is being investigated and when the measures that have to be taken have to be taken, they should be taken. The steps that justice has to take will be taken and if someone has to pay, let them pay. It is what the Federation demands ».