The Spanish team tests its ability to react in Prague. The margin of error for Luis Enrique’s team has been reduced by La Roja's draw at Portugal's Benito Villamarin. They cannot afford to lose again in Franz Kafka to the Republic Czech in the newly started third edition of League of Nations. After beating Switzerland, the Central European block is now the leader of the group. Spain will be put to the test in this tight schedule, which doesn't allow for much time to heal. It is time to rise to stop the slope from reaching unaffordable percentages.
Although the draw with Portugal was rational, there was discouragement at the Spanish dugout due to the manner in which it happened. Luis Enrique however stated that he was happy with the performance and attitude of his pawns. He stated, "It is hard to withstand this pace of pressure for ninety minute, but the team had been good, it was enjoyable", and matched that optimism with the lackof forcefulness displayed by his pupils in the Portuguese area.
The dispute with Portugal showed again that Luis Enrique has plenty of clothes, despite the outcome. Azpilicueta agreed to the right side, Diego Llorente covered Laporte’s loss in the axis in the rearguard with solvency, Carlos Soler presses Koke, and Sarabia continued to fight for the offensive trident. The frenetic pace of games and trips, combined with the highs of the course, makes it impossible to not manage the minutes carefully. Luis Enrique will shake down the tree to get more energy.
Inigo Martinez may also be able to enter the defense from Carvajal's place as a substitute in Heliopolis. Rodri is open to seating Busquets and Koke will likely take over as Carlos Soler's midfielder. Above: Asensio, Ansu Fati and Luis Enrique are seeking minutes to feel more important in the national team. However, Luis Enrique has already warned of the special case of the Barca diamond, which is a result from a long injury.
The Czech Republic will face Spain on the opposite side. Spain has already faced the Czech Republic five times since the breakup of Czechoslovakia. There have been four wins for La Roja, and one draw. They last met in Euro 2016. Vicente del Bosque's team won the first phase thanks to a single goal from Pique to Iniesta's cross. De Gea quickly saved the furniture by denying Darida's equalizer on the day that the Manchester United goalkeeper, Iker Casillas was replaced at the start of the final phase 14 years later.
Jordi Alba and Busquets were the only ones who stood out from the eleven starting players Spain had at that time. Azpilicueta, Koke and the other four League of Nations games were also called up. Pavel Vrba was the Czech coach, and Peter Cech was the outstanding figure at that time. Jaroslav Silhavy has held the helm since 2018, and he managed to take the 'narodni' to the quarterfinals at the European Championship in 2021. After the Round of 16, the Central Europeans lost to the Netherlands, Denmark blocked Silhavy's path.
Czechs lost their last train to Qatar for the World Cup when they fell to Sweden in March's playoffs. They now face the League of Nations, with the intention of doing well. However, they know that Spain and Portugal are the favourites within the group. Schick's injury has reduced his offensive potential. He signed a season-long contract with Bayer Leverkusen and scored 24 goals in 27 Bundesliga matches. Other significant absences, such as those of Antonin Barak and Tomas Holes, defender, are also due to health problems. Yes, Jantko, Getafe's midfielder and Sevilla exporter Vaclik are both available. These two key players are essential to a block where order reigns. Spain is charged with dismantling the block.
Czech Republic: Vaclik, Kudela, Brabec, Zima, Coufal, Sadilek, Soucek, Mateju, Jankto, Kuchta y Hlozek.
Spain: Unai Simone, Carvajal. Inigo Martinez. Pau Torres. Marcos Alonso. Busquets. Koke. Gavi. Ferran Torres. Morata. Dani Olmo.
Referee: Francois Letexier (France).
Time: 8:45 p.m.
Estadio: Sinobo Stadium.