Del Bosque: Door to Torres open

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque insists the door is open to anyone in his Euro 2016 squad in response to questions about Fernando Torres’ chances.

Torres has scored in four straight League games for the first time since the 2003-04 season, leading to calls for Del Bosque to consider him in his European Championship plans, and – while not personally acknowledging the striker’s form – the Coach made it clear he would not rule anyone out.

“[On Torres’ chances], we won’t marginalise anyone because we only want to choose the best players,” he said at a lecture to students in Toledo, Marca reports.

“Except those don’t wish to be called up on their own accord, anyone is in a position to be called up [for Euro 2016].

“We’ll try to pick our best XI and then God will say whether [the players we select] can play.

“We’ll choose those who are most deserving and represent us in the best way possible, both in goal and any other position.

“We have high hopes for [David de Gea], not only in word but in action.

“[Spanish football] is in one of its best spells and furthered by the presence of two teams in the semi-finals of the Champions League and another two in the Europa League semis. It’s a source of pride.

“Hopefully there is an all-Spanish Champions League final. We’d like the two Spanish teams to maintain our hegemony [in Europe].

“[On the title race opening up], not everyone who belongs to these clubs will agree with me, but I think for the health of the League, it’s good that the title will go down to the wire. It’ll be exciting.”

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