the FC Barcelona are one of the teams that historically have contributed the most to the players in the selection of Spain. Proof of this was the golden generation of ‘The Red’. For example, during the 2010 World Cup final, seven Barcelona players made the headlines: Carles Puyol, Gerard Hammered, Busquets, Pedro, Xavi, Iniesta and David Villa. The rest, went three madridistas (Boxes, Bouquets and Xabi Alonso) and Capdevilla, in the Villarreal at his time.
Spain‘s most assed had its key pieces ‘on loan’ from Barca: the two defenders, a center shuttlecock, the two game generators and the two strikers and was a ‘show’ of what Barcelona’s image was like in this moment. Indeed, in this final against Holland, ‘The Red’ kept 62% possession throughout the 120 minutes and gave 627 assists including 83.6% efficiency as the Oranje made 376 passes with only 69% efficiency.
It was the best version of Spain, with a very Barcelona color. Time has passed and players like Sergio Busquets have kept, in addition to others like Jordi Alba, but now Barça’s presence is once again becoming less important. To date, there are six players selected generally by Luis Enrique: ‘Busi’ and Alba, in addition to youngsters Eric García, Ansu Fati, Pedri and Gavi (and the announcements, on occasion, of Sergi Roberto). To wait for the arrival of Ferran Torres, very close to confirming, will be seven abutments. The basis of ‘The Red’ will, once again, be very blaugrana.
Ferran Torres is a “fix” for Luis Enrique and has played when he was available. His numbers with the selection are records and reveal the importance that the footballer has for his people. He scores a half-goal (0.54 in concrete) per party since his debut on September 3, 2020. In total, there are 12 goals in 22 games. With Spain was, by far, much more effective against the rival goal than with City.
Luis Enrique, loved by Ferran
After Spain’s triumph over Italy in the semi-final of the UEFA Nations League, in which Ferran Torres scored two goals to give him the triumph of his own, Luis Enrique admitted to being loved by the footballer: “ Ferran is a referent of this selection, brings us a lot of things, no goals and helpers alone. His defensive work is very good, as he must be in a striker of this selection “, stood out at his time. The former Valencia, moreover, cataloged him as his” father “in the world of soccer.