The City player will take the place of captain Sergio Ramos, who backed out at the last minute over issues that could be related to his future as a Real Madrid player and the two missed penalties against Switzerland.
Rodrigo Hernandez, midfielder of Manchester City, will be the player of the Spanish team that will appear in the prematch press conference for the game against Germany instead of Sergio Ramos, the one initially planned.
This was reported by sources of the national team hours before the appearance before the media, scheduled for this afternoon, and in which Luis Enrique Martínez will also take part.
There were expectations that the Real Madrid captain would make an appearance due to questions over his future at Real Madrid and even about the two penalties he missed in the last match against Switzerland in Basel. These circumstances could distract the focus away from the important match against Germany.
Rodri will take the place of the defender in the press conference, who will be the starting midfielder against Germany after the injury of Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets at St. Jakob Park.
Before Luis Enrique and Rodri, the German coach, Joachim Löw, and Manuel Neuer, goalkeeper of Bayern Munich, will appear at 16.45.