Football NewsLuis Enrique may not call Ramos and Nacho for Euro 2020
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Back in September 2018, Luis Enrique didn’t hesitate to call up as many as six Real Madrid players in Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Nacho Fernandez, Isco, Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio.


Different case in 2021

Three years later, the situation is completely different, as Los Blancos could have no representatives in La Roja’s squad for the 2020 European Championship. Luis Enrique will announce his squad on Monday and if he drops both Ramos and Nacho, this would be the first time Real Madrid have no players in a squad list for a European Championship.

Both Carvajal and Vazquez are ruled out through injuries, while Asensio has not rediscovered his form, with Ramos and Nacho being the only real candidates to make the squad. Nacho has been brilliant for Real Madrid in this last stretch of the season, but Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Inigo Martinez and Aymeric Laporte all seem to be ahead of him in Luis Enrique’s pecking order.

Meanwhile, Ramos’ exclusion would be a big surprise as he is both the captain and the most-capped player of La Roja. Ramos has been struggling with injuries in 2021, as since January 14 he has played three games for Real Madrid and two for Spain.

The big decision

Ramos has not been in shape lately and this is Luis Enrique’s main worry ahead of Spain’s first duel against Sweden on June 4.

If he was fit, he would be a starter in this Spain team and Ramos has been working hard at Valdebebas to be considered this summer. The only major competition where Spain had just one Real Madrid player in the squad was the 1950 World Cup in Brazil, where Luis Molowny was their only representative. Julen Lopetegui called up five Real Madrid players for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the record of the most Los Blancos footballers in a Spain squad being in the 1988 European Championships, where they were represented by as many as eight.