Aduriz frustrated by Spain snub

Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz admits he has been left frustrated by Vicente del Bosque’s hint that he is too old to play for Spain.

The 34-year-old scored his 100th goal for the Basques and 15th of the season in Thursday’s 5-1 victory over Partizan Belgrade, but he was again left out of La Roja’s squad for games against England and Belgium next week.

“Age is relative and can’t be generalised by a number to everyone,” he told Marca.

“Although I’m very proud to contribute to Athletic, I’ve always aspired to reach the top and wanted to contest competitions at other levels [referring to international stage].

“I’ve never spoken to [Del Bosque].”

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