Valero: Spain squad closed

Borja Valero does not believe that he has a chance of making Spain’s squad for the World Cup next summer.

The Spaniard has been in good form since leaving Villarreal for Fiorentina during summer 2012, but does not believe he is in Vicente del Bosque’s sights.

“I honestly don’t think about it anymore,” Valero commented in an interview released today by AS.

“The squad has now come together and is essentially closed.

“I always play to give my best and, if I have the slightest chance then it would be great, but I think for me, it is almost impossible to play at the World Cup.”

The 28-year-old considered his adaptation to Serie A.

“People were sceptical when I arrived. Not many Spanish had triumphed in Italian football. I was lucky that from day one, Vincenzo Montella proposed to play like the Spanish, with touches and possession.

“I adapted quickly. I am delighted with the fans, who are excited by the club’s project. Last year saw 15 new players arrive and five in the winter.

“The directors restructured everything. And it worked out. We played well and last year were fighting to get into the Champions League.”

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