Daniel Carvajal delighted to be in Spain squad

Daniel Carvajal delighted to be in Spain squad

Daniel Carvajal

Real Madrid right-back Daniel Carvajal has said he is delighted to have been included in the Spain squad for the games against France and Macedonia.

The 23-year-old made his debut for Vicente del Bosque’s side in the 1-0 defeat to France earlier this week and is expected to keep his place in the side for the trip to Macedonia, who La Roja take on in their first qualifying game for Euro 2016.

Carvajal played a key role in helping Los Blancos win the Copa del Rey and Champions League last season and his fine form saw him being called up in the 28-man preliminary squad ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.

But when del Bosque announced his final 23, Carvajal found himself cut from the squad and had to watch his team mates at home.

The former Bayer Leverkusen player has continued his good form into the start of this season and was finally picked by del Bosque to make his debut in the friendly against the Euro 2016 hosts.

Speaking at a press conference after the game, Carvajal told journalists he has been made to feel welcome by the more established stars and his is delighted to play for the national side.

“I feel very comfortable and my colleagues have treated me very well on my arrival. I am very happy. Macedonia is an important game as the first qualifying match. We can’t be taken by surprise,” he said.