Hector Bellerin has been called up to the Spain senior squad for the first time since 2016.
The Arsenal right-back, a late replacement for the injured Jesus Navas, will now challenge for game time in three November fixtures; a friendly against Holland and Nations League matches with Switzerland and Germany.
Hector’s selection comes as a reward for his impressive form at domestic level. The 25-year-old has registered four assists in 10 appearances this season and been a mainstay in a side who currently have the meanest defence in the Premier League.
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Bellerin has played three times for Spain in the past. In the build-up to Euro 2016, he featured in friendlies against Bosnia, South Korea and Georgia. He was then included in Vicente del Bosque’s squad for the tournament proper but didn’t make an appearance as La Roja crashed out at the last-16 stage to Italy.
A return to the under-21s followed – he played five out of six games at the 2017 under-21 European Championships – before he became ineligible due to his age.
Congrats to Hector, Datsun way to shove it to your doubters.