The big decision

Pedri is in danger in the eleven that will start against Germany. Dani Olmo showed that he is knocking on the doors of ownership and his goal and his contribution against Georgia, showed that his time has come. As happened against Croatia, the player from RB Leipzig came in place of the Barcelona player, that was not up to par with what his football can give in the first of the elimination matches.

Quarterfinals, that is, among the eight best teams in Europe. Immaculate first phase, a scary round of 16 match, well resolved, but as De la Fuente himself said, leaving some doubts, which fall squarely into what the coach says about room for improvement. The coach did not single out anyone in his post-match speech, but on the grass he did make it clear that he saw something that was not right.

Before Fabián scored in the sixth minute of the second half, De la Fuente had already prepared the change of Dani Olmo for Pedri and far from waiting, the technician decided to keep the substitution. And the truth is that the Catalan’s entry was noticeable in every sense, beyond the goal.

Full confidence in the Canarian footballer

The coach’s confidence in Pedri is beyond all. The messages towards the Canary have been repeated from the first day, demonstrated with the ownership in the three games with everything at stake. The Barcelona player has gone from more to less and against Georgia you could barely see that talent he has.

Now Germany appears on the horizon, a powerful selection technically, but even more so physically. If there is anyone within the Spanish team who knows that German strength, it is Dani Olmo. His presence in the Bundesliga proves it. The sensation emitted by the RB Leipzig footballer has been growing as the Euro Cup progresses.


The other player who He has been substituted in the three aforementioned games (Croatia, Italy and Georgia), is Morata, who also did not play in the round of 16. His starting position offers no doubt, at least on paper, but In the last game he left some doubts on the pitch. On each of the occasions that he has been replaced, his position has been for Oyarzabalcon Joselu only having participated in the clash against Albania.

The third position that admits some doubt is that of left back. Cucurella ended up somewhat affected by a blow and although it seems clear it is the headline, like the one himself Grimaldo acknowledged, the door opens for the Bayer Leverkusen defender.


Davide Piano

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