David de Gea overlooked for Iker Casillas in Spain game against Ukraine

by Sam Peoples

David de Gea can feel hard done by having been left out of Vicente del Bosque for Spain’s European qualifier against Ukraine this week.

The Spanish goalkeeper has been in sensational form for Manchester United for the last two years now and only continues to improve.

Despite that, Iker Casillas was chosen ahead of De Gea, much to the surprise of many given how fantastic his form has been for Man United this season.

Casillas’ howlers played a big role in Spain’s embarrassing World Cup campaign and a number of high profile errors elsewhere, including some for Real Madrid, meant his reputation was spiralling downwards.

However, Del Bosque’s loyalty to the goalkeeper, who has been with him through so much success over the years with Madrid, is very clear. De Gea can’t do anything else with his form, so it’s very much down to Del Bosque’s continued faith in Casillas.

It is an inevitability De Gea will become Spain’s first choice goalkeeper in time but he will be desperately disappointed that he wasn’t given the nod over Casillas against Ukraine.

Hopefully De Gea will be given the opportunity to impress in Spain’s upcoming friendly against Netherlands this week because he certainly deserves the chance to show Del Bosque he is ready to become his new no1 on a permanent basis.

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