Deulofeu surprised by Spain debut

Gerard Deulofeu didn’t expect to make his Spain debut during last night’s friendly win over Bolivia.

The Barcelona winger was called into the squad to play the South Americans after a good showing while on loan at Everton.

With no Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid players involved in the game after the strain of the Champions League final and a couple of injury concerns over other players, Deulofeu was last week added to the group.

He entered the match late in the second-half, replacing Pedro, and told reporters after the final whistle that getting on the pitch was more than he expected.

“I’m happy, very happy, to have made my debut and to be with all these players,” AS reports Deulofeu as saying.

“I didn’t know I was going to debut. I was warming up on the sidelines with Jordi Alba and the Coach chose me.”

Deulofeu could go to Brazil as part of Spain’s 23-man squad for the World Cup but he says the week training with La Roja has been a learning experience regardless of what comes next.

“The Coach hasn’t told me anything but I don’t think I’ll be in Brazil,” he added.

“But this week, I’ve learned and taken advantage of every minute I’m here.

“The future? I’ll keep working and we’ll see.”

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