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David Raya hails inspirational figure Luis Enrique

Spain goal keeper David Raya has praised La Roja boss Luis Enrique ahead of joining up with the 2022 World Cup squad. Brentford star Raya was included in Enrique’s 26-man panel for the tournament in Qatar earlier this month as part of a rapid rise for the 27-year-old. Raya...
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Brentford goalkeeper David Raya opens up on his surprise at La Roja call-up

La Roja are currently at Las Rozas preparing for an international break. Spain play Albania on Saturday evening before taking on Iceland next Tuesday in two friendlies that will be key for Luis Enrique in striking the right tone ahead of the 2022 World Cup. The Asturian is keen to...

Brentford’s David Raya backed to make most of first Spain call-up

Brentford fc boss Thomas Frank is in no doubt David Raya will make the most of his first call-up for Spain.The Bees goalkeeper has been included in Luis Enrique’s 23-man squad for the friendlies against Albania and Iceland – but there is no place for Manchester United number one David De Gea.Barcelona-born Raya, 26, joined the Bees from Blackburn in 2019 and helped them secure promotion to the Premier League for the first time.Athletic Bilbao stopper Unai Simon and Brighton’s Robert Sanchez will provide stiff competition to break into the international side.Frank, though, is confident Raya – fit again following...
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David Raya reacts to replacing David de Gea in Spain squad

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya has accepted that his call-up to the Spain national side in place of Manchester United's David de Gea wasn't a universally popular choice. The 26-year-old received his first call-up to La Roja for the upcoming March internationals, alongside Brighton's Robert Sanchez and Athletic Club's Unai Simon.
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David Raya will make most of first Spain call-up – Brentford boss Thomas Frank

Brentford boss Thomas Frank is in no doubt David Raya will make the most of his first call-up for Spain. The Bees goalkeeper has been included in Luis Enrique’s 23-man squad for the friendlies against Albania and Iceland – but there is no place for Manchester United number one David De Gea.
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Thomas Frank on why resilient David Raya 'massively deserves' Spain call-up

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has praised David Raya's mentality after the goalkeeper received his first call-up to the Spain national side. The 26-year-old has not featured for La Furia Roja at any level before and is a relative unknown back in his native country after heading to England aged 17 to sign for Blackburn Rovers.
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David Raya urges Brentford to build on long-awaited clean sheet

David Raya wants Brentford to build on their first clean sheet since November following the goalless draw with Crystal Palace. The Bees ended a run of five straight defeats with a first shut-out in 13 matches as they dug in for a point at the Community Stadium. “I think a...
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Brentford goalkeeper David Raya out for 5 months with knee injury

Brentford have confirmed goalkeeper David Raya will miss between four and five months of Premier League action after he suffered a serious knee injury in the 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Sunday. The 26-year-old is a key figure in the Bees team and has starred with his shot-stopping and...

Brentford blow as goalkeeper David Raya ruled out for five months

Brentford have suffered a huge injury setback with goalkeeper David Raya ruled out for up to five months with a knee ligament injury.The Spaniard was hurt in a collision with Leicester’s Ayoze Perez late in the Bees’ 2-1 home defeat in the Premier League on Sunday.The club said the 26-year-old, who has been Brentford’s first-choice keeper since joining from Blackburn in 2019, has suffered an injury to his posterior cruciate ligament.Brentford’s head of medical Neil Greig said: “Positively, this type of injury usually heals well without the need for surgery.“David has already begun using a brace specifically designed to aid this process.“We anticipate the recovery period for an injury like this to be somewhere between four and five months, which will enable David to be back to his previous high levels well before the end of the season.”Thomas Frank is now likely to turn to summer signing Alvaro Hernandez, the 23-year-old who has made two appearances in the Carabao Cup since joining on loan from Huesca in August.Bryan Mbeumo and Ethan Pinnock also picked up injuries against Leicester which will rule them out of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash with Stoke.
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David Raya: Brentford goalkeeper out for 'four to five months'

Brentford say goalkeeper David Raya will be out for "between four and five months" because of a knee injury. The 26-year-old was hurt in a collision with Leicester City's Ayoze Perez during his side's 2-1 defeat on Sunday. Raya has been the Bees' first-choice goalkeeper during their nine games in...
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David Raya injury update is bad news for Brentford

Brentford have suffered a huge injury setback with goalkeeper David Raya ruled out for up to five months with a knee ligament injury. The Spaniard was hurt in a collision with Leicester’s Ayoze Perez late in the Bees’ 2-1 home defeat in the Premier League on Sunday. The club said...
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David Raya: Brentford goalkeeper ruled out for at least four months with knee injury

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya is expected to miss at least four months of action after sustaining a knee injury in Sunday's defeat to Leicester. Raya suffered ligament damage to his left knee in a collision with Leicester forward Ayoze Perez in the closing stages of the 2-1 defeat, which he completed.
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Football Focus: Brentford's David Raya discusses Jurgen Klopp's praise

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya tells Football Focus about the "remarkable" praise he received from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and the role of a goalkeeper in modern football. Watch the full interview and more on Football Focus on Saturday, 16 October at 12:00 BST on BBC One & BBC iPlayer. Available...

Brentford’s David Raya: ‘Sometimes football is cruel. We’ve shown we’re ready for the Premier League’

“Sometimes, football is cruel,” David Raya says as he revives the heartbreak of Brentford’s playoff final defeat. The goalkeeper had not only been a beacon of consistency, keeping 16 clean sheets as the club fell agonisingly short of automatic promotion, but a firebrand and the first port of call for their progressive football. What descended in extra-time at Wembley, he admits, amounted to a “freak” of daredevil ingenuity. It might have taken a large set of binoculars for Joe Bryan, standing over a free-kick all of 40 yards out, to spot the goalkeeper standing off his line, but from the second...