Marca talk up problems with Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata in their Tuesday edition, to then suggest Sandro Ramirez and Mariano Diaz have a good chance of featuring for the Spanish senior side.
Sandro’s impressive season for Malaga, which earned him his move to Everton, did enough on its own to warrant international consideration, and Marca believe circumstances may be favouring him.
Costa’s current status means he’s not actually playing football, and therefore shouldn’t really be considered for Spain. Whilst that’s fair enough and makes sense, Marca also say Alvaro Morata is struggling at Chelsea, despite the Premier League season not even kicking off.
Problems with those two bring opportunities for Sandro and Mariano, with the latter doing well since moving to Lyon.
The match in 24 days against Italy, a crucial World Cup qualifier for Spain, is dangled as a carrot for both players.
That can only be helpful for Ronald Koeman, and give Sandro even more motivation to hit the ground running at Everton as the club’s Premier League campaign looks to get underway.