Adama Traore was part of the Spain squad which went in search of European Championship glory in the summer.
They were defeated by eventual winners Italy on penalties in the semi-finals at Wembley.
Traore only got 13 minutes of action at the tournament, in the 5-0 group stage thumping of Slovakia.
And he has been left out of the side which is seeking UEFA Nations League glory.
Spain again face Italy again tonight in the semi-finals of that competition, currently held by Portugal.
Getting the better of Roberto Mancini’s side would not make up for the summer heartbreak, it must be said.
But it would put Spain in the final of a major international tournament, with France and Belgium their potential opponents on Sunday.
But Traore has missed out on the chance to be a part of it, potentially as a result of being benched by Wolves in their last two league games.
Or maybe it’s because he missed some glaring opportunities in the games he did play, despite some sparkling individual displays.
Traore will be watching on from home while his countrymen battle for glory, at a time when he is also mulling over whether to commit his future to Wolves.
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