The defeat of the Spanish team against Georgia in Tifilis (1-7) that straightened the path to the next Euro Cup brought with it two bad news in the form of injury, as Marco Asensio – blow to the ankle – and Dani Olmo – blow to the knee – withdrew before the break with physical problems, still to be determined in the absence of medical tests. Coach Luis de la Fuente, with the duel against Cyprus in Granada next Tuesday (8:45 p.m.) just around the corner, wanted to strengthen the team with the inclusion of wingers Ferran Torres and Yeremi Pino in the squad.
Ferran Torres, who was at the World Cup in Qatar, had not worn the Spain shirt for nine months, since Luis de la Fuente took over the reins of the team to the detriment of Luis Enrique. But his start to the season with Barcelona, in which he accumulated two goals in three periods of games (63 minutes in total) has allowed him to return to Spain. The winger has played 35 games for Spain with a total of 15 goals: six in the Nations League, four in World Cup qualifiers, two in the World Cup, two in the European Championship and one in friendlies. He did not have to wait that long to put on the Spanish Yeremi Pino jacket again, which had been in the previous Nations League squad. The Villarreal winger has scored two goals in 10 games with the national team.
Both footballers will arrive throughout the day in Las Rozas from Valencia, where they were spending a few days off, and will begin to work alongside the rest of the international players. On Monday, the team will head to Granada, busy forgetting the last defeat against Scotland that hindered the path of the selection. A footballer, given that the coach has 24 players, will have to be ruled out at the last minute, since only 23 players are allowed for the match. Against Georgia the chosen one was Abel Ruiz.
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