You have to be pretty good to make the Spain squad.
Indeed, the quality that was left out of La Roja’s squad for the 2018 World Cup was staggering, and it goes to show the difference between the likes of Spain and England.
Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata was amongst those to be left out of the Spain squad for this summer’s tournament in Russia, but there was a position at the back for Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal.
Monreal was arguably Arsenal’s most consistent player during what was a disappointing 2017-18 campaign for the Gunners, and the left-back will have the chance to add to his 21 Spain caps this summer.
That said, Barcelona’s Jordi Alba would probably have to get injured for Monreal to feature.
The Arsenal fans showed their love for Monreal throughout the 2017-18 season, and the club’s supporters were delighted that the 32-year-old was handed a spot in his international squad for the 2018 World Cup.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 21, 2018
When you thought bellerin will be the star, but the underrated Spaniard makes it to the squad instead
— Saeed M. Jahid (@showstopperrrr) May 21, 2018
Wow…. Nacho it is really well deserved
— Kaior Shima Hilary (@dreamzhilary) May 21, 2018
Happy for him. He deserves it!
— Agu (@Oliskyz1) May 21, 2018
Well deserved 👏👏👏
— faruk_017 (@farukyahaya34) May 21, 2018
Good of you Nachoooooo
— Ajayi Michael O (@AjayiMichaelO) May 21, 2018
Wow Great You deserve It👍👍
— Thelma Jacobs (@GrandmaGunner) May 21, 2018
Very glad fir you @_nachomonreal . Well deserved!
— Andriantö Söekarnen (@aSoekarnen) May 21, 2018
Well deserved! 🙌
— Niwemugizi7 (@TitusNiwemugizi) May 21, 2018
Well deserved. Spain a must watch
— Em (@_GoonerPrincess) May 21, 2018