Luis Garcia says Ayoze Perez should get a chance in the Spain national squad

Newcastle’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield, in which Ayoze Perez scored, has led former Barcelona and Liverpool ace Luis Garcia to express his beliefs that his compatriot is worthy of a call up to the Spain national squad.

What did he say?

Speaking to Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday (via The Mag), Garcia said:

“It’s a difficult one at the top because we [Spain] have been struggling having different strikers.

“With Rodrigo, Costa and Morata being the ones [getting the chance].

“But he [Ayoze Perez] is doing a great job.

“And he definitely deserves a try because he has been amazing.

“To be honest, every time he [Ayoze Perez] gets on the pitch, he delivers something special.

“He is a very technical player and he knows how to move.”

Fascinating stuff from the former winger.

Have Newcastle fans got it all wrong?

Versatile attacker Perez has been scapegoated for his side’s shortcomings often in recent seasons, especially when he hits a particularly bad patch of form.

However, the arrival of Miguel Almiron saw the former Tenerife hitman link up with the Paraguayan and Salomon Rondon in what, at first glimpse, was a front three showing real promise for the Magpies.

Perez and big Venezuelan Rondon found the net for Benitez’s side and Almiron was painfully unlucky not to in what was an extremely impressive home debut, but Garcia seems to think that Perez stood out.

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The Newcastle number 17 has netted just three goals in the English top flight this season but that hasn’t prevented him from earning rave reviews from Garcia, who was capped 20 times by Spain.

As the 40-year-old says, La Roja already have a number of top quality strikers to choose from and have had some unbelievable hitmen lead the line over the years; could Perez join the illustrious list of names that includes Raul and David Villa?

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