LAST MINUTE CALL UP
Spanish national team manager Vicente del Bosque has said that it is very much possible that he might leave it at the last moment whether to select Barcelona striker David Villa or not.
The former Valencia striker is currently recovering from the tibia fractures he suffered in December while playing for Barcelona at the Club World Cup in Japan. He was initially ruled out of the Euro 2012 without any doubt, but the 30-year-old has had a miraculous rehabilitation in the last few weeks. As a result, there is a slight chance that he might make it into the Euro 2012.
The competition is only a month away, but the Spanish manager Vicente del Bosque has said that he may be prepared to wait for at least two more weeks in order to allow David Villa to prove his fitness. The Spaniard is on the verge of making his first team return to Barcelona. The club recently relinquished their three-year hold on the title to Real Madrid during the week.
Hence, it is expected that the club will not be too worried about giving David Villa a runout in the remaining few matches of the Spanish league. Vicente del Bosque has revealed that he has spoken with Barcelona manager Guardiola over the inclusion of Villa in the squad.
“Villa at the Euros? I talked with Pep yesterday. We will wait until the last moment, he’s our top goalscorer,” Vicente del Bosque it said in an interview given to the reporters recently. He revealed that he was set to make a decision on the squad on May 23, but will now postpone the decision to May 27. The Spanish squad for the Euro 2012 will be thus announced only days after the Copa del Ray final, the date of which is expected to be preponed.