Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has said that selecting a La Roja squad is always very difficult because there is lot of competition for places.
The likes of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa are out with injury for Spain while some exciting youngsters like Bruno Soriano and Jose Callejon have been picked by Del Bosque for the upcoming fixtures. And speaking ahead of the international break, Del Bosque said that he is finding it hard to select the squad because of the huge talent pool.
Del Bosque said: “There is a lot of competition. The hard part is choosing, we try to make the best decision, regardless of the appreciation that we have for some of players “.
Cesc Fabregas injured his hamstring yesterday and he will miss the forthcoming games for Spain. Speaking about the injury of Cesc Fabregas, Del Bosque said that: “We have to wait a few days to see how his injury is and we have decided it is best for him not to continue. Sometimes we have to be flexible but in this case not. He has complained quite a bit about muscle problems and in this instance he is the best doctor. Sometimes you can be deceived but in this case I cannot be suspicious. When a player of this level tells you that he is injured, you have to believe him.”
Alvaro Morata is the surprise inclusion in Spain squad and Del Bosque was full of praise for the Juve striker. “We have great confidence in Morata. There is no need for him to thank anyone for him being here, like the other new players he is here on merit, they come to compete. I don’t think they come to enjoy it, but to compete in a very important game against Belarus”.
Del Bosque also said that question marks over Diego Costa’s commitment are unnecessary and the striker is really out with injury. “For whatever reason, he has not been at 100 per cent with us, but we cannot say that he has not been enthusiastic, he has always been willing to play…If we had not decided to bring him to the squad we would have putting our hands to our heads. With the movement of Diego Costa, with the bursts that he has…that can never be bad for a team. It may not be very technical but not all strikers have to be to score goals”.