Alberto Bueno admits being called into the Spain squad would be a dream come true and discussed his future at Rayo Vallecano.
Bueno caught the eye by scoring all four Rayo goals against Levante a few weeks earlier, and doing so in a 14 minute spell.
Interviewed by AS, Bueno has revealed what it is like to play for Paco Jemez, where he envisions his future lying, and what it’d mean to be named in the Roja squad for games against Ukraine and the Netherlands.
“I’m happy, but I’m cautious. Being part of the history of Rayo is strong words,” he said.
“At the collective level the team isn’t satisfied. Hopefully we can complete the year with something big, like Europe.
“Paco is headstrong and shows a lot of personality. His Rayo has a clear way of playing and it’s ours, and it fits me as a player.
“In addition, he has given me continuity and found the importance he was looking for and not finding.
“I don’t know what will happen in the future. Here I feel valued, wanted, respected…aspiring to a bigger club? Everyone wants to improve and progress.
“I’m flattered [the Portuguese Press links me with Porto] but I have no news that’s accurate.”
It was put to Bueno that he could mark his 27th birthday – on Friday – with a call-up to the senior Spain squad.
“It would be a dream to share a dressing room with these great players,” he replied.
“It’d be a fantastic story. It’s the best team in the world. If it doesn’t happen I’ll keep working. It wouldn’t be the end of the world.”