Spain have named six players from Euro 2020 in its squad for the Tokyo Olympics.
Goalkeeper Unai Simon, Eric Garcia, Pau Torres – a target for Manchester United, Mikel Oyarzabal, Dani Olmo and Barcelona’s Pedri have all been picked by Olympics coach Luis de la Fuente, despite being part of Luis Enrique’s group set to feature in the quarter-finals of the European Championships.
It has led to fears that the players could suffer from burnout and will not get a full break before the start of the LaLiga season – which begins just a week after the Games in Japan conclude, with Barcelona reportedly unhappy over Pedri’s inclusion.
SPAIN’S TOKYO OLYMPICS SQUAD:
Goalkeepers: Alvaro Fernandez (Huesca), Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), Alex Dominguez (Las Palmas)
Defenders: Oscar Mingueza (Barcelona), Jesus Vallejo (Granada), Eric Garcia (Barcelona), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Oscar Gil (Espanyol), Juan Miranda (Real Betis)
Midfielders: Marc Cucurella (Getafe), Jon Moncayola (Osasuna), Martin Zubimendi (Real Sociedad), Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid), Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad), Carlos Soler (Valencia), Pedri Gonzalez (Barcelona)
Forwards: Bryan Gil (Sevilla), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Dani Olmo (Leipzig), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Rafa Mir (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Javier Puado (Espanyol)