The group stage of the men’s soccer category of the Olympic Games continues and despite the draw between Spain and Egypt, Luis De La Fuente’s team continues to be a candidate for a gold medal. That if, the coach will have to make changes with respect to the last game since two players withdrew injured, in addition, the selection showed a lack of fluidity so it would be important to find a better fit for the players.
The coach will maintain the game scheme, the 4-3-3 is non-negotiable, and the first clear change he must make is the right-back, Vallejo could play there, who replaced Mingueza in the last match. Although Óscar Gil would be the natural substitute, being a right back, the coach seems to trust more in Vallejo’s veterancy.
The other change to which De La Fuente is forced is in midfield, since Ceballos suffered a hard tackle that has left his ankle unable to play. There are many alternatives here, Moncayola was the player who replaced him, but perhaps he will try Zubimendi in the midfield to overtake Merino.
In addition, I believe that the coach will make changes in the offensive positions and could surprise us with Dani Olmo as false 9. Although those who have followed the U21 will not be surprised, because the midfielder already occupied this position in the European U21 that Spain won 2019. The sacrificed would be Oyarzábal, who would leave his position to Bryan Gil, although he would play pure left winger. Finally, the lack of fluidity may be due to a physical issue, so we could see Pedri on the bench, since the Culé player has been behind him for many minutes, and could give entry to Carlos Soler, to try to recover the young playmaker for the following games.
Unai Simon; Vallejo, Eric García, Pau Torres, Miranda; Zubimendi, Merino, Soler; Bryan Gil, Asensio, Dani Olmo.