Manchester United shot stopper David De Gea (DDG) was a major absentee from the latest Spain squad ahead of the international friendly gamesagainst Albania and Iceland in the present international break. Spain manager Luis Enrique opted to call Brentford goalkeeper David Raya for his latest squad at the expense of David De Gea.

David De Gea has been one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League this season based on form and it's a surprise that he has been dropped with the aforementioned Raya called up in his place. Brentford shot stopper Raya missed several months of Premier League action this season due to a serious knee injury and he returned to the pitch last month after making an earlier-than-expected return from the injury.

The regular goalkeeping cast for Spain has been the trio of Athletic Bilbao star Unai Simon, Brighton and Hove Albion shot stopper David Sanchez and David De Gea over the course of the last one year until the latest change involving Raya and De Gea.
Raya was given his debut for the Spanish national team during the first of the two friendly games in this current international break. He was in the Spain goal from start to finish as they beat Albania 2-1 at home. The Brentford player started the Albania game ahead of the defensive quartet of Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Marcos Alonso (Chelsea), Pau Torres (Villarreal) and Eric Garcia (Barcelona).
Spain took the lead in the last fifteen minutes of the game through Ferran Torres at the expense of their guests, Albania. As a matter of fact, all the three goals came in the final fifteen minutes. Barcelona forward Torres gave Spain the lead on 75 minutes before it was cancelled out by MyrtonUzuni for Albania ten minutes later. Uzuni is on the books of Granada in the Spanish La Liga. Spanish substitute Dani Olmo scored the winning goal for his team on the stroke of full-time.