Alcacer encouraged by Spain depth

Paco Alcacer believes there is a new generation of players waiting to return Spain to successful times.

The Valencia striker netted his third La Roja goal in four games in the 4-0 win over Luxembourg and is one of a number of new faces around the squad.

Juan Bernat scored the game’s fourth goal on his debut when he was set up by another debutant, Rodrigo Moreno.

David De Gea also started the match in place of Iker Caillas, with the likes of Marc Bartra and Dani Carvajal also involved.

Speaking to reporters after the match, Alcacer said the talent isn’t just confined to the senior set-up.

“We’re doing things right at Under-21 level, Under-20 and Under-19. It’s a good generation,” he said, AS reports.

“De Gea didn’t have much to do but the team was secure with him. This team has great goalkeepers in De Gea, Iker and Kiko Casilla.”

The game was also notable for Diego Costa’s first international goal in his seventh appearance, Alcacer and Costa starting together as Vicente Del Bosque deployed a diamond formation.

“I’m on a roll and scoring goals but when I’m not, my teammates help me,” Alcacer said when asked if he was geeing Costa along.

“In the end he got the goal and I tried to encourage him as best I could.

“It’s clear that coming here is because we’re doing well for our club and if you have chance, you have to take it. But forwards live on passes from their teammates.”

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