Barcelona defender Gerard Pique returns to the Spain squad

first_img Elsewhere, Del Bosque had no issue with including Chelsea striker Diego Costa, despite Jose Mourinho suggesting the player’s hamstrings would benefit from a break.  “He has played a lot of games with us; he is a player who is and will be very useful.” “Costa is playing in all of the matches [for Chelsea],” Del Bosque explained. The Barcelona defender was left out of La Roja’s last squad due to injury and hasn’t played a great deal since, but Del Bosque had no problem including him in his plans. However, Munir El Haddadi has dropped off the list and returned to form part of the Spain U21 squad. CEST Sport EN “If he is coming [with Spain] it is because he is fine.” Upd. at 18:24 Gerard Pique has been recalled to the Spain squad by Vicente del Bosque for the upcoming matches against Slovakia and Luxembourg.  “We only look at the sporting aspect of Pique,” the Spain coach explained. “They are players who will spend may years with the seleccion,” Del Bosque finished. Finally, Valencia’s Rodrigo and Bayern Munich’s Juan Bernat were the two players called up to the Spain squad for the first time. 03/10/2014 There were also call ups for Pique’s Barça teammates Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Andres Iniesta and Pedro Rodriguez.last_img