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Michu relishing Spain call-up

7 October 2013 12:52

Michu has revealed his excitement at being called up to the Spain squad by Vicente del Bosque to replace the injured David Villa.

The 27-year-old was a late addition to Del Bosque's squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Belarus and Georgia after Villa was withdrawn from Atletico Madrid's 2-1 win over Celta Vigo with an ankle injury.

Michu scored 18 goals in his debut Premier League campaign for Swansea City and after two goals already this season, his performances have been rewarded.

"I want to enjoy this experience," he told Cadena SER. "I am sharing the dressing room with the best in the world.

"Every Spanish player dreams about this and yet it is complicated. Few people can get to wear the shirt of the best team in the world.

"There are many absences, but there are still some great footballers in the squad. We will see if I am lucky and can play, whilst I am grateful to be called."

The forward revealed that he first heard the news via his brother before receiving official confirmation.

"I had a call from my brother," he added. "Then I received an email from the press officer at the Spanish Football Federation with the details of when I will join up."

Spain sit top of Group I, level with France on 14 points but with a game in hand.

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Spain

W L L W W

2 - 1

Competition
WC Qualification Europe
Date
11 October 2013
Kick-off
22:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Iberostar Estadi (Palma de Mallorca)
Attendance
22900

Goals

Xavi 61'
(assist by Piqué) 
1 - 0
Negredo 78'
(assist by Sergio Ramos) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
89' S. Kornilenko
 (assist by S. Krivets)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
12
15
19
17
3 33'
10
8 61'
21
16
7
11
Coach: Del Bosque
# Player Bookings
22
21
19 54'
18 90+3'
3 11'
14
16
17
23 66'
2 90+1'
20
Coach: G. Kondratjev

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