Luis Enrique explains reason for snubbing Barcelona star

Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati has proven why he’s highly rated at Barcelona.

However, despite his exploits, the 19-year-old was recently not called up by Spain boss Luis Enrique, and there are fears he may miss the World Cup.

Following Spain’s 1-0 victory over Portugal on Tuesday night, Luis Enrique talked to the press about the size of the squad he will take to the World Cup.

Enrique urged Fati to continue to prove himself at Barcelona and admitted that he won’t take all the players he like to the World Cup.

The Spanish head coach said: “Now there could be up to 26 [players] on the bench, but it is something that could have consequences for the health of the group. It could be a squad of 26 or 24. I haven’t decided yet”.

“I need to see Ansu Fati playing at Barcelona, [Aymeric] Laporte is already recovered and is training with his team..But it is true that it will be a difficult squad and not everyone that I would like will be in it.”

Ansu Fati has been fit since the end of last season but he is yet to play more than an hour in a single game for Barcelona this season.

Xavi is also trying to ease him back into the team, but there is also massive competition for places.