Vicente del Bosque is still yet to make his mind up as to whether David de Gea or Iker Casillas will start for Spain at Euro 2016.
Despite De Gea’s phenomenal progression over the last three years into one of the world’s best and most consistent goalkeepers, Del Bosque’s loyalty to Casillas has seen the veteran keep his spot in goal.
That looks implausible at Euro 2016 after the seasons both goalkeepers have just had but Del Bosque isn’t letting anything slip at the moment.
Speaking about who will play tonight in Spain’s final warm-up game, Del Bosque said: “It’s possible that De Gea will play tomorrow – Casillas did so against South Korea and that’s all we can say. I don’t have to make that decision now, and I’ll make my mind up at a later date.”
De Gea looked good in training ahead of Spain’s game against Georgia:
For De Gea not to be the undisputed No.1 going into Euro 2016 seems, in my eyes, to be driven by blinded loyalty rather than a correct decision from Del Bosque because thee is no question as to who is the better goalkeeper on form right now.
I hope for De Gea’s sake that his time as Spain’s first choice goalkeeper begins in France because it would be great news for Manchester United as he’d then have less of a reason to rush back to Spain. If he literally can’t break through while playing in the Premier League, a switch to La Liga sooner rather than later makes a lot more sense.