In just two months, and in just two calls, the new coach, Luis de la Fuente, has had time to amend himself and change almost half of the players he cited in March. For the Final Four of the Nations League, which takes place in the Netherlands between the 14th and 18th of this month (Spain plays on the 15th against Italy in the semifinal), there are 10 changes out of 23 places. Almost half.

After the victory against Norway and the embarrassing defeat against Scotland, Robert Sánchez, Nacho, Pedro Porro, Iñigo Martínez (injured), Gayá, Balde (injured), Ceballos, Oyarzabal, Aspas and Borja Iglesias will not be for this occasion. In his place, Unai Simón, Jesús Navas, Jordi Alba, Juan Bernat, Robin Le Normand, Canales, Asensio and Rodrigo Moreno enter. Ten casualties and eight novelties (this time the list is 23, not 25 as in March).

It is a revolution where the return of two veterans with a lot of pedigree (Navas and Alba, who in his farewell to Barça had ended his relationship with the national team) and the incorporation of the French central Robin Le Normand, recently nationalized, is very striking. Similarly, it is striking, above all, the absence of Ceballos, presumably the axis on which De la Fuente was going to build his project, and the return of Asensio, who was not in March.

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