Spain plays everything in the game against Switzerland in this UEFA Nations League. The two draws in a row leave the team in a difficult situation within the group, since now they do not depend on themselves to advance to the next round. A tie between Portugal and the Czech Republic and a win for “la Roja” is what is needed, but for that you have to win.
This is the possible line-up that Spain will draw in its match against Switzerland to try to take the three points.
The Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper seems to be Luis Enrique’s choice for all the national team’s competitions. He has the confidence of the coach and that’s important, but one of the goals of the team has to be to keep a clean sheet.
Azpilicueta has also been gaining the trust of Luis Enrique and now he seems to be the starting right-back. The Chelsea defender brings much-needed stability down his flank.
His game against the Czech Republic was not the best, but given the circumstances he could start against Switzerland. The one from Athletic has had a good season, and if he gets along with Pau Torres they can take away a lot of work from Unai.
The best central of the selection at the moment. The experiment with Eric García at the beginning did not work, very weak at the back and gave a feeling of insecurity. If Pau Torres does not play as a starter it would be a great surprise.
Jordi Alba will start again after Marcos Alonso played the previous game. He didn’t do badly, but Jordi is better. He had the winning goal against Portugal.
Sergio Busquets is essential in the approach of the selection. He is the one who best reads the game, chooses the pace at which Spain plays and keeps the team involved. He is a key piece of the selection.
Koke started in the previous one and did not play well. Marcos Llorente can provide that speed that Spain is lacking, as Gavi is trying to get in, but he can’t do it alone. It may be one of the changes that unbalance the balance on the side of Spain.
Gavi has been the best player for the national team in the two Nations League games we’ve played. The one from Barcelona is the only one who has dared to try things, trying to break the rival defense and scored against the Czech Republic.
He did not have his best game last Sunday, but he is still the best bet on the right wing. In the European Championship he was quite comfortable in the national team scheme, he has to meet again to show why Luis Enrique trusts him.
The left wing generates a little more doubt for Luis Enrique. Dani Olmo doesn’t finish finding himself and he hasn’t been successful in what he has played so far, but he can be a starter perfectly.
The lack of more strikers in the national team means that Álvaro Morata is the best option. Raúl de Tomás did not convince in the last game and Morata seems to be the one who has scored the most of the two. The good thing about Morata is that he is used to playing in Luis Enrique’s system, so he can make good use of the coach’s approach.
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