Susaeta seeks La Roja return

Athletic Bilbao winger Markel Susaeta is keen to see more action with Spain after netting on his debut against Panama.

Susaeta scored La Roja’s fourth goal in the 5-1 friendly rout two weeks ago but was the subject of some controversy in the build-up when he referred to international duty as ‘one thing’, a comment some misinterpreted as political.

“I was surprised by all the controversy as I did not mean anything bad,” the 24-year-old is quoted as saying by AS.

“I have to thank the Federation and my club for supporting me, because everything was due to a misinterpretation of what I said. It was a shame.

“But to play and score a goal was an amazing experience and if I could, of course I would like to repeat it.”

Susaeta and Athletic are in action against Deportivo La Coruna this Sunday.

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