Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque is eager to keep Roberto Soldado's feet on the ground after his hat-trick against Venezuela on Wednesday.Del Bosque also resisted the temptation to claim that Soldado had vindicated his call-up ahead of Fernando Torres.
Spain ran out comprehensive 5-0 winners over Venezuela in their international friendly in Malaga on Wednesday.Roberto Soldado marked his first appearance for Spain since 2007 with a clinical hat-trick, while David Silva and Andres Iniesta were also on the scoresheet as the home side dominated their less illustrious opponents.
Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo has been ruled out of Spain's friendly with Venezuela after suffering a thigh injury.Negredo could miss up to a month of football, but he will have plenty of time to throw his name in the ring the Spain squad ahead of Euro 2012.
Fernando Llorente is the favourite to start up front for Spain against Venezuela in Malaga on Wednesday with Fernando Torres left out.The tall striker from Athletic Bilbao has scored 13 goals this season and was part of Spain's success at the 2010 World Cup - unlike the other two forwards in Vincente Del Bosque's squad, Valencia's Roberto Soldado and Sevilla's Alvaro Negredo.
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has been dropped by Spain coach Vicente del Bosque for Wednesday's friendly against Venezuela in Malaga.Torres, 27, has struggled badly for form since joining Chelsea from Liverpool in January 2011.