2022 World Cup: I’m Shocked Enrique Dropped De Gea From Spain’s Squad –Evra
Manchester United hero, Patrice Evra, has revealed that he’s yet to come to terms with Spain coach Luis Enrique’s decision to drop goalkeeper David de Gea from 2022 FIFA World Cup squad.
De Gea has 45 caps for Spain’s national team but will not add to that tally in Qatar after failing to make Enrique’s 55-man provisional squad for the tournament.
Reports in Spain had claimed that Enrique had named five goalkeepers in his shortlist, which includes Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga and Brighton’s Robert Sanchez, as he overlooked De Gea.
Reacting to the development, Evra told Betfair: “I’m in shock at Luis Enrique’s decision to leave David De Gea out of his World Cup squad.
“I had to double-check to see if it was real! I will be honest, I think this is an issue off the pitch. Enrique has a strong personality
“OK, De Gea has conceded some goals with Spain, but to take him out of the squad, an experienced player like that?
“I have been a player, I know how it works and things happen behind the scenes. I am sure he and Enrique have had a discussion and De Gea maybe did not accept what Enrique wanted for him. Who knows if it is Enrique’s or De Gea’s decision. We will never know.”