Paco Alcacer has made it clear that he wants to be Spain’s new No 9 after scoring a brace in Friday’s 4-0 victory over Luxembourg.
The Valencia striker came off the substitutes’ bench, having replaced Alvaro Morata on 33 minutes, to score two goals as La Roja qualified for Euro 2016, and he is gunning for more opportunities ahead of next summer's showpiece in France.
“We leave here very happy but also sad for the first two changes [David Silva and Morata],” he said after the game.
“Hopefully they won’t be out for long and will be back with us soon.
“Still, we’re happy about qualifying and the performance we gave.
“A striker lives for this [scoring goals] and that’s what I bring to the team, but I won’t stop here. I want to stay [in the team] and try again.
“I’m not thinking about the Euros, only playing in Ukraine. I’ll take the future as it comes.”