Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has insisted that forward Michu is good enough to play for the Spanish national side.
Michu is third on the Premier League top scorers list, having netted 13 times since his £2.5m move in the summer.
"If Del Bosque had called me before, I could've told him that this was probably not the best game to see Michu," said Laudrup. "But I know that in Spain they are watching the Premier League, so he knows what Michu has done.
"He almost scored with his only chance because he is class, but he knew this was a day when he had to work for the team and that's what he did."