Vicente del Bosque admits Fernando Llorente concerns

Del Bosque admits Llorente concerns
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Spain boss Vicente del Bosque admits that Fernando Llorente's struggle for first-team football at Juventus is a concern.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has admitted that Fernando Llorente's lack of first-team action for Juventus is a concern.

Llorente has been restricted to a single start since joining the Serie A champions during the close-season, scoring once in five appearances against Chievo.

Del Bosque has conceded that the exodus of top Spanish players means competition for places is higher than ever, leading to contenders for a World Cup spot facing uncertainty over regular playing time.

He told reporters at an event in Las Palmas: "I worry about all those who do not play regularly.

"We are experiencing a phenomenon where a lot of our players are moving abroad," continued the 62-year-old.

"It is not harmful, it enriches us, but there are players in great teams that face a lot of competition for places."

The 28-year-old has scored seven times in 22 appearances for La Roja, but is without a goal at international level since 2010.

Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque during the Confederations Cup against Italy on June 27, 2013
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