Spain coach Luis Enrique explains omission for PSG defender Ramos, Barcelona's Fati

Spain coach Luis Enrique has named his squad for the two preparation matches for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which will be played in November and December of this year.

The main surprises are the absences of Barcelona attacker Ansu Fati and PSG defender Sergio Ramos. The former has been a regular in the coach’s calls in recent times, while Ramos had not been playing football regularly since last season, but this season he has been returning to his best level, little by little.

When asked why, of his decision, Luis Enrique replied: “It’s great news to see Sergio Ramos after a year and a little. Now he competes and does it often and from there I can tell you what you want, but I think the best ones to play as central defenders are the central defenders that are here.”

On Fati, he also said: “He came in June to get into group dynamics and have contact again and really see how he was and the truth is that he was much better. He has only played one starting game for his club and this It tells me something. I hope we see the best Ansu again, but today I don’t see him on the list. He’s in the process of gaining confidence and improving after not playing for a long time.

“I’ve called a player to ask about his condition, but I’m not in the habit of talking to the players. When I see you fly, you’ll come. I’m not going to fool myself Ansu will return when he considers that he has the level of the national team.”