Hector Bellerin has recently been touted as a candidate for an international call up with Spain, and while the young right-back claims he is flattered, he is currently concentrating on his club form, as reported by the Express.
Bellerin has been fantastic since he broke into the Arsenal first team, and has shown no signs of looking back. He’s keeping Mathieu Debuchy out of the team with ease, and we look a far better side with the 20-year-old involved.
It’s hardly surprising that he’s being tipped for an international call up, as he’s unquestionably now one of the best right-backs in the Premier League – and perhaps even Europe. As he’s still young he’s unlikely to get the full recognition he deserves, but if he can start impressing on the international stage then that will soon change.
He’s incredibly mature for his age, and knows where his priorities lie at the moment. He also knows it’s about the success of the team rather than the individual, and while his comments are fairly bog-standard and what you’d expect a media trained footballer to say, this is often not what you get from young players.
“There is a high level in national team and I’m happy for them,” Bellerin said.
“The most important thing is that Spain have a good team no matter who plays.
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“It is always nice to see your name spoken but the important thing is that the national team does well.
“But having good players for every position is important because there are always injuries, drops of form.
“I’m working for my club, I try to do my best here and then the things come when you do a good job.
“My target is to help the club have a good season and whatever comes later will come.”
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It’s excellent that he’s concentrating on his club football at the moment rather than trying to juggle it with international responsibilities, as we don’t want to overload him at such a young age. We’ve seen the impact piling too much too soon can have on a young player, and we don’t want to destroy Bellerin with injuries.