De Gea is no longer guaranteed to be Spains number 1

first_imgNew Spanish national team boss Robert Moreno cannot guarantee that De Gea will be Spains number 1.De Gea has been La Roja’s number 1 and regular first-choice goalkeeper, since replacing Iker Casillas.He replaced the Real Madrid legend and World Cup winner during the Vincente Del Bosque era. This trend continued through the succeeding coaches up until now.Moreno has a new theory though since he assumed the position from Luis Enrique, who walked away from the position for personal reasons.In fact earlier this year, Moreno did not select the Manchester United shot-stopper. He instead opted for Kepa Arrisabalaga of Chelsea.De Gea saw a dip in form, towards the latter stages of the previous season. During which Kepa has arguably been at his best.De Gea, has represented his country at senior level 39 senior times.It was assumed that when Euro 2020 qualifiers resumed, he would assume his position between the sticks as Spains number 1.In a recent radio interview, brought to us by The Mirror, Moreno clearly stated nobody is guaranteed the number 1 spot.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“My goalkeepers are De Gea, Kepa and [Roma’s] Pau Lopez.”“I like that there is competition. Kepa is not ahead of De Gea, and neither is ahead of Pau.”“I want to get to the Euros with three goalkeepers who are ready to compete.”“They are all playing at a high level and there are nuances and differences between them.”“All three have good footwork.”“At Barca, we won the treble alternating goalkeepers.The new man at the helm of Spains national side is a firm believer in competition for places and feels its a tried and tested method.LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: David de Gea of Spain trains during the Spain Training Session at Wembley Arena on September 7, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)last_img read more