Chelsea’s Diego Costa has recently sustained a thigh injury that has forced him to stay out of the latest training sessions of the Spanish national football team and this has compelled the head coach Julen Lopetegui on having to search for a replacement which is what the 50 year old Spanish tactician did as he recently called up Iago Aspas.
While Diego Costa is out injured and unable to perform, Julen Lopetegui opted to give Iago Aspas the chance to perform for the Spanish national side while Costa is unable to compete.
The 50 year old manager Julen Lopetegui has also recently talked about the possibility of calling up David Villa and give the veteran attacker the chance to come back to the international stage after having retired on 2014.
David Villa decided to retire from the international scene on 2014 after having scored 59 goals in 97 appearances but Julen Lopetegui has hinted out the possibility of making a surprise call up as Lopetegui appears to be closely monitoring David Villa in the MLS.
“The truth is that I saw him very well and playing with a lot of intensity. Villa continues to play at a very good level and in the future we will see if he can return. We don’t close the door to any player and we always have consideration for players that can help the national team. Villa is well, playing with a lot of rhythm, scoring lots of goals and showing a great attitude. He is a player who has done priceless things for Spanish football.” Spain’s Julen Lopetegui said.
David Villa is a 34 year old attacker who is currently performing for the MLS side, New York City FC and the Spanish player is a hugely influential player for the American outfit as he was the top goal-scorer of New York City FC after scoring 18 goals during the 2015-16 season and Villa has continued his impact with the club by netting 22 goals in 32 appearances.