Vicente del Bosque: 'Munir El-Haddadi was natural choice'

Del Bosque: 'Munir was natural choice'
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Spain boss Vicente del Bosque explains his reasoning for calling Barcelona rookie Munir El-Haddadi into his senior squad.

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has claimed that Munir El-Haddadi was the "logical and natural solution" to join his senior national team last week.

The Barcelona youngster was surprisingly handed a call into the La Roja senior squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Macedonia after an injury to Chelsea forward Diego Costa.

El-Haddadi, who scored on his league debut for Barca this season, was already with the Under-21 side and Del Bosque has claimed that the 19-year-old was the natural choice as Costa's replacement.

"It was a logical and natural solution [to call-up Munir]," Del Bosque told Spanish television, according to AS.

"For one thing [Albert] Celades had already called him into the Under-21s. We named Munir because he was already at the training complex."

El-Haddadi only made the breakthrough into the Barcelona first team this season.

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