David Silva has said the next few months will be crucial in deciding who goes to the World Cup with Spain.
The Manchester City midfielder was a second half substitute in Wednesday’s win over Italy and caught the eye with some nice passes and intricate link up play.
He was involved in the game’s only goal after a combination with Andres Iniesta fell to scorer Pedro, and Silva told reporters that his bond with Iniesta is good despite the pair wanting to play in similar areas of the pitch.
“I understand [Iniesta],” Silva said.
“He is a great player and I really enjoy it when we combine.
“In these two months I hope to play a lot,” he continued.
“You have to be 100% fit to play at the World Cup and I hope to have a good tournament.
“Hopefully we can continue at a high level and in the right direction. It will take a lot of sacrifice to get into the final squad.”