Mata unsure of WC place

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has admitted he doesn’t know if he’ll be in the Spain squad for the World Cup.

Mata started last night’s 2-0 win over Bolivia but was replaced at half-time by Andres Iniesta and told reporters after the final whistle that while he feels in good shape, he could miss out.

He added that in his opinion, Spain’s performance against the South Americans was encouraging.

“I thought the match went very well. We tried to play quickly and most importantly no one has been injured,” AS reports Mata as saying.

“Now we wait for the squad.”

Del Bosque will name his 23 to go to Brazil today and Mata said that having been with the national team this week, he’s been left wanting more this summer.

“Personally I’ve been very comfortable. I think that we’ve got a good feeling from [the win over] Bolivia,” Mata continued.

“The recent months have been good to me and I want more. I don’t know if I’m going but I want to play another World Cup.

“This team has players of all kinds, extremes like [Jesus] Navas or [Gerard] Deulofeu to players who play more inside like [David] Silva, [Andres] Iniesta and me.

“That’s the beauty of the national team, which has many variants.”

Mata concluded that if he isn’t picked in the squad that while he would be disappointed, he would accept the Coach’s decision.

“It would be hard to stay out, and not very pleasant,” he admitted.

“But the last word is Del Bosque’s.”

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