Why Liverpool star Thiago doesn’t start for Spain at Euro 2020
Liverpool fans, once again, were confused as Spain prepared for their Euro 2020 quarter-final fixture against Switzerland.
As time passed just past 4 p.m. Spain’s roster was revealed and, for the fifth time in this summer’s competition, there was no room for Thiago Alcantara in Luis’ starting XI. Enqirue.
For a player who has been one of the most successful of his generation, winning two Champions Leagues and numerous national titles, why does he seem to be overlooked by the national team?
Well, Liverpool’s tinted glass aside, it doesn’t seem mind-boggling that Thiago only has 44 caps to his name when you consider the quality of midfielders Spain have been able to boast of, Xavi, Andres. Iniesta, Sergio Busquests, David Silva and Cesc Fabregas… to name a few.
But at 30, Thiago, still at his peak, should undoubtedly be the spearhead of Enrique towards the glory of the European Championship this summer.
But why does Enriques continuously neglect the Liverpool midfielder?