De Gea: Debut a dream

David De Gea has spoken of his delight after making his debut for the senior Spain side in last night’s friendly win over El Salvador.

The Manchester United goalkeeper replaced Iker Casillas late in the match at Washington DC’s FedEx Field, which La Roja won 2-0 through a David Villa brace.

“Getting the national team jersey and making my debut is a dream come true,” AS reports De Gea as saying.

“Let’s hope it’s the first of many. The Coach warned me that getting out there is a dream and to replace Casillas.

“I told my teammates I really enjoyed it and what to try and do whatever I can.”

De Gea had been a regular with the Spain Under-21 side and claimed trophies at the various youth levels, before Victor Valdes’ knee injury opened the door to the seniors.

He had previously been in Vicente Del Bosque’s squads without getting onto the pitch.

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