The Spain of Luis
Source faces from today a triple challenge: the first, to revalidate in Hungary Y Slovenia the European Under-21 achieved in the summer of 2019 in Italy Y Saint
Marine in view of Germany (2-1), in a final in which the top scorers were today’s absolute internationals Fabian
Ruiz Y Dani
A title that the U-21 already achieved under the command of the Riojan coach, who will seek to become the first coach in history to repeat the title consecutively.
To get it, the ‘Red’-Champion in 1986, 1998, 2011, 2013 and 2019- would add his sixth title and would surpass Italy -winner in 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000 and 2004-, as the team with the most European Under-21s.
Despite not being able to count on some of the players who have been part of his backbone in the qualifying phase, From the source and his team face this European with “all the enthusiasm and possibilities to fight for the maximum,” according to the coach of Haro.
16 teams for the first time
A tournament that will feature 16 national teams divided into four groups for the first time in history, of which the first two will go to the final phase to be held from June 31 to 6. The first phase will be played from today until March 31.
Spain, framed in Group B together with Italy, the Republic
Czech Y Slovenia, will open this afternoon (6:00 pm) the European against one of the host teams, a priori the Cinderella of the group. By hosting the contest, the Slovenia of the former player Milenko
Acimovic, which does not have big names in its ranks, did not play in the qualifying phase and has only won one of its last nine games – with one loss and seven draws.
No heavy weights like Pedri, Bryan
Gil or Dani
Elm, a more choral selection that should never be entrusted to the reflections of Alvaro
Fernandez under sticks, to the domain of Gonzalo
Villar in the core, the tenacity of the tireless Cucurella, the magic of Brahim and the goals of an inspired Abel
Ruiz to face the great favorite, France, whose summons scares. A very strong England, the Italy of Paolo
Low, the Germany of the precocious Youssoufa
Moukoko -16 years- or one Portugal whose generation won the U19 European Championship are other possible pitfalls for ‘Rojita’ in the pursuit of this triple challenge.