De Gea will play 'if he is able', Del Bosque says
TOULOUSE, Jun 12: Spain goalkeeper David De Gea is in line to start their Euro 2016 opener against the Czech Republic on Monday despite being involved in an off-field controversy, coach Vicente del Bosque said on Sunday. The fil decision, though, would be made on Monday, Del Bosque told jourlists. De Gea had always been expected to start the tourment ahead of long-time number one Iker Casillas but has been dragged into a scandal and has vehemently denied allegations in the Spanish media linking him to a prostitution case.
"If De Gea is able to play, he will play," Del Bosque said. "If he's not then we'll take another decision. We have to think about the goalkeeper situation for the whole team," he continued. "We can't just think about how the goalkeepers are now but the whole year, the whole season.
"A fil decision will be made tomorrow but they're big guys, they won't feel the pressure." IANS