Spanish National Team Prepares for Euro 2024 Debut

The Spanish National Team is gearing up for their debut in the Euro 2024 in Germany on June 15th against Croatia. Head coach Luis de la Fuente is ramping up training sessions in preparation for the tournament, with a focus on testing out different players and formations.

After a light training session on Saturday, de la Fuente will increase the intensity in Sunday’s closed-door session and fully accelerate training starting on Monday. The team will face Andorra in a friendly match on Wednesday in Badajoz, giving players on the fringe of the squad a final chance to impress the coach before the deadline for the final squad submission to UEFA.

The coaching staff’s plan includes using the match against Andorra as an experimental test, giving playing time to different players, integrating injured players back into the team, and allowing those vying for a spot in the squad to showcase their skills. The match will also see debuts for certain players and provide an opportunity for others to prove their worth.

The team will then face Northern Ireland on Saturday, where the final squad for the Euro 2024 will be decided internally. The match will serve as a tune-up for the opening game against Croatia and give key players a chance to build match fitness. The coaching staff is planning rotations similar to those used by Carlo Ancelotti in previous matches.

Overall, these upcoming matches will be crucial for players like Pedri and Baena to solidify their spots in the squad, as well as for the coaching staff to make decisions on the final squad selection and tactical strategies for the tournament. The team will continue to prepare for the Euro 2024 with a focus on building chemistry and formulating a winning game plan.