First time in history, none from Real Madrid in Spain’s Euro squad

Monojit Mandal
with inputs from
Kingshuk Ghoshal

Shillong, May 24: First time in history, no player from Real Madrid finds space in Spain Euro 2020 squad as Spain’s manager Luis Enrique Martínez García announced the squad for Euro 2020 and in a major shocker, Spain and Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos is missing the bus.
Much to the conjecture of the Media, Ramos has been omitted from the Spain squad on the account of his not so impressive performances recently with Real Madrid and also because of his recurring injuries with his age already on the wrong side.
Moreover, due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, each team in Euro has been allowed to name a 26-man squad, but La Roja manager Luis García has only named 25 members and decided to leave out Ramos, inciting the speculations further.
Not only that, this is the first time in history, not a single player from La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid, which quite made a stir in the media. Also, no Spanish squad at a key competition had ever been minus a single player from Real Madrid.
However, García made it clear that is no other reason for this except injury allied issues. “It is possible as players like Dani Carvajal and Sergio Ramos [had] injuries during the season. Apart from that, I cannot pick the squad based on whether some people will be happy or not,” said García during the media interaction. With the tournament starting next month, the inclusion of Ramos in the Spain squad is looking grim, however, their chances in the final squad are expected before the tournament starts.
When Luis García was asked in presser if Ramos not being in the squad will affect the team in Euro 2020, he replied “Any decision I made about Sergio Ramos would have been controversial. I know where I am and accept there will be media noise.”
However, Ramos isn’t the only big name missing out from Spain’s Euro squad. Players like Hector Bellerin, Dani Carvajal, Sergi Roberto, Kepa, Jesus Navas, Roberto, Sergio Reguilon, Dani Ceballos, Rodrigo Moreno and young Barcelona sensation Ansu Fati also missing the Euro bus.

Spain Euro 2020 squad in full

FW: Alvaro Morata (Juventus)
FW: Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad)
FW: Gerard Moreno (Villareal)
FW: Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig)
FW: Pedri (Barcelona)
FW: Ferran Torres (Manchester City)
FW: Adama Traore (Wolverhampton)
FW: Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint-Germain)
MF: Koke (Atletico Madrid)
MF: Marcos Llorenta (Atletico Madrid)
MF: Thiago (Liverpool)
MF: Rodri (Manchester City)
MF: Fabian (Napoli)
MF: Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid)
MF: Sergio Busquet (Barcelona)
DF: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City)
DF: Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
DF: Jose Gaya (Valencia)
DF: Pau Torres (Villarreal)
DF: Diego Llorente (Leeds United)
DF: Eric García (Manchester City)
DF: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
GK: David de Gea (Manchester United)
GK: Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao)
GK: Robert Sánchez (Brighton & Hove Albion)