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Real Madrid star backs Spain boss Enrique amid Barcelona bias claims

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Dani Carvajal believes the former Barcelona boss picks the Spain squad only based on sporting merits.

Luis Enrique announced the Spain squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers last week.

Like almost all of Enrique’s recent lists, this one also attracted criticism toward his squad choices. A group of Real Madrid fans believe the omission of the likes of Marco Asensio and Isco are based on Enrique’s bias against the Blancos.

However, Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has dismissed the claims, insisting Enrique has no bias against the Madrid side.

“When I’ve heard that opinion I’ve tried to explain that he isn’t,” he told Marca.

“The coach tries to call up the people he thinks will help him in what he wants, regardless of the team they play for.

“He has proved that. It’s his way, his philosophy and his idea.”

Enrique spent three years at Barcelona between 2014 and 2017. The Spaniard won a Champions League trophy, three La Liga titles, and two Copa del Rey honours at Camp Nou. 

Spain sit second in Group B of the World Cup qualifying tournament. La Roja will face Greece in a crucial match on Thursday before meeting group leaders Sweden three days later.