Balague names two England players good enough for Spain

Guillem Balague Presenter of Sky Sports during the press conference

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck or Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge would fit Spain’s playing style, suggests Guillem Balague.

Guillem Balague Presenter of Sky Sports during the press conference

Well-known Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague has told Sky Sports that Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck or Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool could play for Spain.

Arsenal striker Welbeck is not part of the England squad for the ongoing 2016 European Championship in France due to injury.

Liverpool striker Sturridge is part of the Three Lions’ squad for the Euro 2016 finals, but he is not guaranteed a place in the starting lineup.

Balague believes that the way Welbeck and Sturbridge play, both could feature for Spain.

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck in action with Norwich's Nathan Redmond

“If we base ourselves on the team that played the first three games perhaps I would take Nolito out and put Danny Welbeck or Daniel Sturridge in,” Balague told Sky Sports when asked how many of the England players would get into the Spain starting XI.

“But they are such specialist roles that if you try to put an English player in the role they may find it difficult while Spanish players are used to the tactical and collective jobs that have to take place with the national side.

“I know Welbeck is not at the Euros but I think he would look good in that role in the Spanish side, playing wide and coming inside.”

England's Daniel Sturridge

Welbeck is a decent striker, but he has struggled with injuries for a while now.

The former Manchester United man could feature in just 11 Premier League matches for Arsenal last season, scoring four goals and creating seven chances in the process.

During the 2014-15 campaign, the 25-year-old scored four goals and created 29 chances in 25 Premier League games.

Sturridge has also had injury problems in recent times, but he is now fully fit and playing for England at the 2016 European Championship in France.

The striker has scored one goal and created four chances in two matches for the Three Lions in France.

During the 2015-16 season, the 26-year-old scored eight goals and created seven chances in 14 Premier League matches for Liverpool.

Television pundit and journalist Guillem Balague during the Soccerex Transfer Review by Prime Time Sport

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