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Why David Raya was subbed off at half-time throughout Spain pleasant


Spain supervisor Luis de la Fuente has eased Arsenal followers’ fears that David Raya had suffered an harm on worldwide obligation after the goalkeeper was subbed off at half-time throughout a pleasant.

Raya featured from the beginning of Spain’s 1-0 defeat to Colombia at London Stadium on Saturday night, incomes simply his fourth cap with nationwide staff because of Unai Simon having management over La Rojas’ primary jersey in recent times.

In the course of the first half of the sport at a raucous London Stadium, Raya greater than held his personal – making two saves and distributing the ball successfully by finishing a 95% of his passes.

David Raya

Raya earned his fourth cap / AFP7/GettyImages

On account of that spectacular displaying, it got here as a shock when Raya did not take to the sphere for the second half of proceedings, with Actual Sociedad’s Alex Remiro taking over goalkeeping duties within the Arsenal star’s stead. Remiro, in his senior nationwide staff debut, would concede a 61st minute successful aim scored by Crystal Palace full-back Daniel Munoz.

The shocking nature of the substitution led to worrying hypothesis amongst Arsenal followers that their membership’s primary goalkeeper had undergo some form of an harm in the course of the sport. Nevertheless, talking to the press, Spain supervisor De la Fuente rebuked these claims, revealing that the substitution was finished with a view to give fringe gamers within the squad some worldwide gametime.

“We needed them to stay this expertise. They’re necessary gamers with a terrific future,” he stated.

“They nonetheless have an extended profession forward of them. We be taught extra from defeats than from victories. We’re glad with loads of issues. We needed to check ourselves and proceed to enhance.”

Raya might have one other likelihood so as to add to his senior cap tally on Tuesday night when Spain face off towards South American giants Brazil on the lately refurbished Santiago Bernabeu.