De Gea: Pity about Casillas

David de Gea is aiming to make the most of a ‘big step’ in his career in being called up to the Spain squad, even if he also rues Iker Casillas’ absence.

The Real Madrid goalkeeper’s continued recovery from surgery on a fractured hand means that De Gea has received his first senior call-up to La Roja for March’s World Cup qualifiers with Finland and France.

“I am very pleased and very happy, I will try to do my best to please the Coach,” the Manchester United No 1 told reporters today.

“So far with the Under-21s I have been relaxed and now has come this special moment for me.

“It is a pity that Casillas cannot be here, we all know he is the captain and the idol, and I am happy, but for the fact that he is injured, to be here.

“For me, this is a big step in my career.”

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