Mario Suarez has remarked on just how welcoming and humble the Spanish national team has been during his involvement.
The midfielder is part of the squad this month closing out World Cup qualification and, despite his lack of experience at this level, says that he has been made to feel right at home.
“It is not possible to imagine the great atmosphere that there is,” Suarez told Sefutbol.com this week.
“I’m new, I have been called up three times and they treat me like I have spent my lifetime with them.
“They are people who have won everything, and whilst you see that, it comes along with this humility like they are someone who has yet to walk along this path that they have marked out.
“It is very difficult to get into the squad and what I must do is take advantage of the opportunities that are provided.
“I always dream of making it to the national team, as it is the best for an athlete, to play for your country.
“The Coach has given me my opportunity, to debut with the national team, and now I have been involved twice more.”
The Atletico Madrid man is in line for a start tonight against Georgia as Spain look to book their place at next summer’s World Cup.
“On the basis that we are world and European champions, in football we can go to the World Cup in a worse state, but sometimes it seems that you have everything in your grasp and you can lose.
“We have to be careful, cautious and always respect the opponent.
“Georgia? As the Coach has said, all games, except against France, we have faced defensive teams.
“We have to be very careful because what they want is to steal possession and quickly counter-attack. We really want to secure that top position in the table.”