Esther Gonzalez will be playing in the European Women's Football Championship alongside Spain this summer. Jorge Vilda selected the forward from Granada. The Spanish list is full of talent, and it's been difficult to find a place. The Real Madrid player was able to provide her trademark struggle and more than two weeks of goals between the League, and the Champions League with her white shirt as her guarantee.
The Australian team won the last friendly played on Spanish soil on Saturday, which was held at the Nuevo Colombino, Huelva. Esther didn't start but she had a great second-half, scoring one goal for the National Team. Esther is a prolific striker because of her excellent header and her ability to move around her box.
It is evident that Esther, who has been a key figure in the development of Real Madrid, must be on the list. Zornoza and Nerea Izaguirre, three of the best players in the game, were not included in the final squad. Although the forward seemed to have gained a lot of points over recent months, she was not able to unseated Esther, and has been outclassed by Salma.
Spain will now take on England, the birthplace of football, in a very difficult group stage. On Friday, July 8, he will open the tournament against Finland. The title will be up for grabs against the hegemonic Germany on July 12. On July 16, the first phase will end against a high-ranking team such as the Norwegian. Experts place Spain second in their group. However, they are fighting for first against Germany.
Here's the rest of the Spain squad list:
- Goalkeepers: Sandra Panos, Misa (Real Madrid), and Lola Gallardo(Athletic Madrid).
- Defenders: Ona Battle (Manchester United), Sheila (Atletico de Madrid), Irene Paredes (Barcelona), Mapi Leon (Barcelona), Ivana Andres (Real Madrid), Andrea Pereira (Barcelona), Leila Ouahabi (Barcelona) and Olga Carmona (Real Madrid).
- Midfielders: Laia Aleixandri (Atletico de Madrid), Patri Guijarro (Barcelona), Irene Guerrero (Levante), Aitana (Barcelona), Alexia (Barcelona) and Claudia Pina (Barcelona).
- Forwards: Lucia Garcia (Athletic), Marta Cardona (Real Madrid), Esther Gonzalez (Real Madrid), Salma Paralluelo (Villarreal), Mariona Caldentey (Barcelona) and Athenea del Castillo (Real Madrid).