Marcos Senna has backed Bruno Soriano to break back into the Spain squad and to ignore transfer speculation linking him away from Villarreal.
The midfielder is attracting attention for his form at El Madrigal and this week was forced to comment on apparent interest from Napoli.
For his former teammate Senna, though, a move away looks as unlikely to him as the 29-year-old’s chances of getting another chance with La Roja look likely.
“Bruno is one of the best and I sincerely believe that he should be in the national team. I am convinced that he will get the call, I’m sure of it,” Senna has enthused to reporters this week.
“Bruno is a great lad and a great player. He is someone that I like very much and I am happy with how things are going for him.
“I have no doubt that he is one of the best in the League and he has been proving this for a while.
“Interest from other clubs is logical, but I do not think that Villarreal are considering selling Bruno, knowing them as I do.
“Bruno knows what he has here, it is hard to see him at another team and no-one needs to tell anyone what is best for him.
“He is a key player, he is the centre of the team and his influence is very important.”