Del Bosque: Bellerin staying for now

Vicente del Bosque has revealed that Hector Bellerin will stay in the Spain squad until more is known about Dani Carvajal’s injury.

Bellerin was only called up to the Spain squad for Sunday’s friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina, whom he started against, but Carvajal’s injury in the Champions League final may see the Arsenal right-back make Euro 2016 after all.

“At the moment, he’s in the squad for our next match against South Korea on Wednesday in Salzburg,” the Coach said after the game, which La Roja won 3-1.

“What I wish is for Carvajal to recover in time, but I’m prepared for everything.

“We’re in the hands of our doctors and waiting on what they tell us about both players [Carvajal and Koke].

“At the moment, Bellerin stays until we see the extent of Carvajal’s injury.

“I thought about Mario [Gaspar], but we have to be consistent with our idea with which our preparations are based on, and therefore Bellerin stays.

“We were comfortable in the first half and controlled the match with Bruno [Soriano] and Cesc [Fabregas].

“In the second half, although we outnumbered them, we had less control and everything was more equal.

“I’m delighted with the young lads as they amply fulfilled what we expected of them.

“Ten of them will return to Spain [on Sunday], except for Bellerin, and I have 48 hours to deliver the final 23 for the Euros. Again, it all depends on the opinion of the doctors.”

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