3 Spanish goalkeepers for the World Cup 2022 : How is he performing against David de Gea?

- The Spanish national team has announced a list of 26 players for the 2022 World Cup. They will be brought to Qatar to compete in the 4th annual tournament.

Of the 26 released, there were three goalkeepers who were ultimately chosen by Luis Enrique. They are Unai Simon, Robert Sanchez and David Raya.

The appointment of the three goalkeepers is quite interesting, considering they have no experience at the World Cup. In fact, two of them have only appeared once with the Spanish national team.

Luis Enrique chose not to include the name David de Gea. In fact, the Manchester United goalkeeper had become a mainstay of the Spanish national team at the 2018 World Cup.

David de Gea isn't really that bad, he's still kept 5 clean sheets despite conceding 19 times in the Premier League. The former Atl├ętico Madrid also scored 21 clean sheets from 45 appearances for the Spanish national team.

David Raya

David Raya currently plays in the Premier League with Brentford. He has conceded 24 times in 14 appearances in the Premier League 2022/2023.

Recently, David Raya also failed to save his team in a penalty shootout against third division club, Gillingham. Thus, Brentford was eliminated from the League Cup.

David Raya has also only played once for the Spanish national team in his debut match on March 26, 2022. At that time, La Furia Roja won 2-1 over Albania.

Robert Sanchez

Robert Sanchez also plays in the Premier League. He has defended Brighton and Hove Albion since the summer of 2020 after studying at the club starting in 2013.

Robert Sanchez is the main choice in Brighton's goal. However, from 13 appearances, he has conceded 17 times and kept 4 clean sheets.

Robert Sanchez has also only appeared once after less than a year with the Spanish national team. He came on as a substitute for Unai Simon in the World Cup qualifiers.

Unai Simon

In this list, only Unai Simon has quite a number of caps with the Spanish national team. He has appeared 27 times, including when he became a mainstay at Euro 2020.

However, Unai Simon has never appeared in the World Cup. During his time with the Spanish national team, he conceded 21 times and kept 12 clean sheets.

While with his club, Athletic Bilbao, Unai Simon has conceded 14 times. However, he has also kept 6 clean sheets from 14 La Liga 2022/2023 matches. 

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