Following another high-profile error in Spain’s 3-2 loss to Croatia, we take a look at whether calls to exclude the Manchester United man from their starting line-up hold credence.
The Spanish armada thought they had it done and dusted. They had every right to, coming back twice from a goal down to make it two goals apiece as the match went into extra-time. There seemed little to fear before Brekalo’s shot, seemingly easy enough to have held on to, was instead parried by David De Gea straight to Jedvaj’s feet – who duly obliged by scoring the winner for Croatia. A win would’ve ensured qualification for the Nations League Finals event as group winners, instead Spain are now sat biting their nails as England and Croatia battle it out at Wembley.
De Gea has failed to recreate his Man United form for Spain so far
And the majority of fans are now calling for the 27-year-old to be dropped from the starting XI.
According to a recent poll by a respected Spanish outlet AS, 50.34% La Furia Roja supporters would like to see Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas back in goal.
Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga is second with 39.54% of the votes and Real Betis shot-stopper Pau Lopez is third with 5.14%.
Shockingly, out of 100,072 Spain polled, just 4.99% want De Gea to remain as the first-choice goalkeeper.