Raul Garcia: 'I deserve to be in Spain squad'

Garcia: 'I deserve to be in Spain squad'
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Atletico Madrid and Spain midfielder Raul Garcia believes that he merits a place in the Roja squad because of his versatility and experience.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Raul Garcia has claimed that he deserves a place in the Spain squad because of his versatility and experience.

The 28-year-old made his debut for La Roja last month, starting and playing 58 minutes in a 1-0 friendly loss against France.

Garcia told Marca: "I've played in a number of positions for Atleti and I'm glad [Vicente del Bosque] feels he can turn to me to fill in when there's someone missing or he needs someone to do a specific job.

"There's a reason I'm here. It's not a handout - I've been around for a long time. It's an honour to be here and I'm going to keep plugging away to get another call-up."

Garcia has been on the Vicente Calderon outfit's books since 2007.

Spain's David Silva celebrates after scoring during the Group C Euro 2016 qualifying football match Luxembourg vs Spain at the Josy Barthel stadium in Luxembourg, on October 12, 2014.
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