De Gea’s second chance –

De Gea’s second chance –
De Gea watches on as Kepa makes a save in training.

Everything points to David de Gea making a return to the starting line-up for Spain when they take on the Faroe Islands on Sunday.

The Manchester United goalkeeper had been Spain‘s undisputed No.1 until Luis Enrique‘s final match in charge of the national team against Norway on March 23 but has not played for his country since.

From that point on, Kepa Arrizabalaga took over. The Chelsea man’s appearance against Malta and the Faroe Islands did not appear to be a major threat to De Gea‘s post but Kepa‘s subsequent starts against Sweden and Romania confirmed and change in the guard.

De Gea has watched Spain‘s last four matches from the bench, something that has not happened since Vicente del Bosque‘s time in June 2014.

Robert Moreno has made it clear that there is no clear first choice keeper and that each of the three would have the chance to impress.

“Today, it is very likely that all three goalkeepers play in the qualifying phase,” the coach stated before the match against Romania, and he did not change his tone after the victory.

“I don’t have a first-choice goalkeeper. It might change or it might not. I maintain the same position: All three are of the highest level and I really want them to make me lose sleep (over the selection),” he said.

De Gea‘s mission to regain the No.1 spot appears likely to begin against the Faroe Islands, though it seems there will be plenty of changes in the rearguard before Euro 2020.

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