Luis Milla has named his Spain squad for the games with Senegal and Mexico prior to this summer’s Olympic Games.
A total of 22 players have been called up for the friendlies, after which four will be discarded to complete the final selection for London.
The list contains four Barcelona men in Martin Montoya, Thiago Alcantara, Cristian Tello and recent arrival Jordi Alba, and Milla says he appreciates the latter’s inclusion after helping Spain win Euro 2012 last Sunday.
“I had spoken to Jordi Alba and also to other potential players who could have come with us,” Milla told a Press conference.
“We knew he could have gone with the senior team and he was happy to be included in both squads.
“I congratulated him after Euro 2012 and he told me he was looking forward to playing at the Olympics.”
The full squad for the friendlies is:
Mikel San Jose, Javi Martínez, Ander Herrera, Iker Muniain (Athletic Bilbao).
Koke, Joel Robles, Adrian López (Atletico Madrid)
Martin Montoya, Thiago Alcantara, Cristian Tello, Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
Rodrigo Moreno (Benfica)
Alvaro Domínguez (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Oriol Romeu, Juan Mata (Chelsea)
Alvaro Vazquez (Espanyol)
David De Gea (Manchester United)
Cesar Azpilicueta (Marseille)
Inigo Martinez (Real Sociedad)
Alberto Botia (Sporting Gijon)
Diego Marino (Villarreal)