After 11.15 days retirement, David Villa Back Again to the Spanish national team
David Villa will again defend the Spanish national team for the first time since the 2014 World Cup. The former Barcelona star was called up for the game against Italy and Liechtenstein.
The New York City striker has collected 59 goals in 97 caps with La Furia Roja. As a result, 35-year-old striker for now bearing the title of top scorer throughout the Spanish period.
However, Villa has never had international experience since leaving Atletico Madrid and moving to the United States three years ago. He was called on to replace Diego Costa, who has never been involved in Chelsea’s first team practice due to transfer rumors from Stamford Bridge.
Villa recorded last time defending Spain on 23 June 2014. At that time, he scored one goal when El Matador beat Australia 3-0 in the 2014 World Cup.
AC Milan striker, Suso, for the first time called. Impressive performance with the Rossoneri make the 23-year-old striker earned the confidence of buying the national team.
The former Liverpool player scored seven goals in 36 appearances with Milan last season. He is expected to be the top choice of coach Vincenzo Montella to face Serie A 2017-2018 season.
In addition, coach Julen Lopetegui also summoned a number of U-23 Spanish national team stars who appeared in the recent U-21 European Championship, such as Saul Niguez, Marco Asensio and Gerard Deulofeu.
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