SPORTS Debut call-up for Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente in Spain national team

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Debut call-up for Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente in Spain national team

Xinhua

20:43, November 06, 2020

Atletico Madrid's Spanish midfielder Marcos Llorente and Lokomotiv Moscow's Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League football match between Lokomotiv Moscow and Atletico Madrid in Moscow on November 3, 2020. (MAXIM SHEMETOV / POOL / AFP)

MADRID, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Spain coach Luis Enrique has handed a debut call-up to Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente in his squad for Spain's UEFA Nations League games against Switzerland and Germany and a friendly against Holland.

Luis Enrique has also recalled striker Alvaro Morata after his recent performances with Juventus and Athletic Club Bilbao defender Inigo Martinez, who missed the last squad through injury.

Meanwhile, Liverpool's Thiago Alcantara is still out with a knee injury, while Rodrigo Moreno also misses out after testing positive for the coronavirus earlier in the week.

Llorente's call-up is a reward for his excellent form in recent months which have seen Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone change the former Real Madrid man's role from that of a holding midfielder to playing just behind the attack.

Elsewhere, Luis Enrique keeps the faith with Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga despite Kepa being dropped as first choice by the Premier League side after a string of important errors.

Following is the full squad:

Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Unai Simon

Defenders: Sergi Roberto, Jesus Navas, Sergio Ramos, Eric Garcia, Pau Torres, Inigo Martinez, Jose Luis Gaya, Sergio Reguilon

Midfielders: Rodri Hernandez, Sergio Busquets, Fabian, Sergio Canales, Mikel Merino, Koke, Marcos Llorente

Forwards: Adama Traore, Dani Olmo, Ferran Torres, Gerard Moreno, Alvaro Morata, Ansu Fati. Mikel Oyarzabal.

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