The second positive within the Spanish national team, known just three days before the opening of Euro and five debuts against fellow ‘infected’ Sweden, further complicates the development of the team of Luis Enrique for the tournament. We answer the questions of what we know so far.
Will Diego Llorente and Busquets be expected?
It is not clear. Before knowing the positive of Diego Llorente, the idea was to rush with Busquets until the last moment of the term. The captain was going to wait. With Diego Llorente, not so key in the coach’s schemes, it may be different, although for the moment everything is up in the air.
As events have been happening, adding troops in a parallel bubble, with Rubiales opening the door to new positives and the confirmation, an hour later, of Diego Llorente, news is not ruled out in any sense.
When does the term end?
On Saturday at 9:00 p.m. , 48 before the game against Sweden in La Cartuja, Spain must give UEFA its final plan and have a solution to its complicated situation.
Who can be their substitutes if they are replaced?
Deciphering what is going through Luis Enrique’s head right now is a very complicated task. The Asturian coach has to be doing many cabals, who must also play well with the times to reorganize his call since new positives are not ruled out.
In the case of Busquets, the most natural option would be the realist Zubimendi , who once again demonstrated his capabilities for the position against Lithuania, as he already did in the U21 European Championship. It is already in the bubble . The other so-called media, Carlos Soler, Fornals and Brais do not have as positional a profile as that of Busquets or Zubimendi.
For Diego Llorente the most natural thing would be to replace him with Raúl Albiol , but if Luis Enrique’s initial list was caught in any position, it was the right-back, where the coach did not have any natural player in the position. Marcos and Diego Llorente, in addition to Azpilicueta , were the profiles, but the probable departure of the Leeds player after his last positive opens the doubt, since Albiol would not cover that versatility of central and lateral.