Following his international debut on Tuesday, Barça defender included in a parallel group of players to serve as emergency replacements in case of further positive Covis-19 tests
Eleven U21 players were called up for Spain’s full international friendly against Lithuania on Tuesday, which ended in 4-0 victory. They will be staying in Las Rozas to form part of the senior ‘bubble’, and among their number is Barça’s own Òscar Mingueza.
He and Álvaro Fernández, Marc Cucurella, Bryan Gil, Juan Miranda, Gonzalo Villar, Pozo, Brahim, Zubimendi, Yeremy Pino and Javi Puado will be training under the orders of Luis Enrique.
They will be joining Rodrigo Moreno, Pablo Fornals, Carlos Soler, Brais Méndez, Raúl Albiol and Kepa Arrizabalaga, who are forming an emergency bubble as support for any further difficulties after both Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente tested positive for Covid-19.
Mingueza, who played 39 games for the Barça senior team last season, ended up playing the full 90 of the game in Leganés, and afterwards spoke to radio station RAC1 about his international debut, saying that "in sporting terms, this has been the best year of my life. I’m so thankful to everyone that put their faith in me. I hope to continue helping as much as possible.”
In April Mingueza’s contract at FC Barcelona was extended through to 30 June 2023, with the buyout clause set at 100 million euros.