Hector Bellerin made his debut for Spain against Bosnia & Herzegovina this Sunday, and international boss Vicente del Bosque hinted at a role for him at the Euro 2016 Championships this summer, as reported by Sky Sports.
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The Arsenal right-back played the full 90 minutes of Spain’s 3-1 win over Bosnia & Herzegovina, a game which may have earned him a place in del Bosque’s final 23-man squad.
The final team needs to be named by Tuesday, and with Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal likely to be ruled out with injury – an injury picked up during his side’s Champions League win the night before – Bellerin looks almost certain to be going to France.
Del Bosque didn’t confirm anything, but with the other defenders in the Spain squad it does seem likely that he’ll play a part.
“We have two days until I name my list of 23 players. While we are waiting to hear from the medics [about Carvajal], Bellerin stays with us,” del Bosque said.
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Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta and Atletico Madrid’s Juanfran are also in the squad, but with Azpilicueta more often than not utilised as a left-back Bellerin will be pretty high up the pecking order. He won’t necessarily be first choice ahead of the experienced Atletico star, but you’d expect him to get some games.
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It would be fantastic to see Bellerin featuring during the Euros this summer, and it would be well deserved after the season he’s had. He is unquestionably one of the best full-backs in the league at the moment, and has the potential to be one of the best in the world.