Cesc Fabregas says he wants his place in the Spain national team back and is going to do his utmost to earn it.
The Chelsea midfielder was not in Vicente del Bosque’s side for the 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifier victory over Ukraine in Sevilla on Friday, although he remains philosophical about the decision to leave him out.
“I don’t think I’ve lost my place in the team because I was never a guaranteed regular,” remarked Fabregas in an interview with AS.
“The most important thing is being part of it and if I play then great. If I don’t then I’m sure my teammates will do a good job.
“However, you always want to play. When the Coach announces the team I always think I could be in it. When I’m not I think I could come on as a substitute. If that doesn’t happen either I want the next training session to come round to show I should be in the team.
“Every footballer likes continuity and I’m no different. If I’m not picked it’s because someone is better. The team comes first.”
Fabregas believes there is not much wrong with the Spanish team right now and things will shortly start to improve.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong. It’s a young side that hasn’t fully grown yet and that comes with playing games together. I’m sure these players will bring the good times back.”
The former Barca man was also asked if he thought his former club were now clear favourites to win La Liga.
“It looks to be going very much Barcelona’s way. If the front three continue as they have been and Gerard Pique keeps up his form then I can’t see them losing many more points.
“They’ve been looking really good and appear to have loads of confidence,” he added.