Sunday, October 3, 2010

Valencia players called(not called)for international duty

Valencia has had a superb start this season, leading the table with 16 points and only loosing 2 points in the draw vs Atletico Madrid. With the great results and form the players have been, you'd think we'll see more players called for international duty, but no. Valencia has only 1 player called for international duty, okay technically two and that is Maduro for Holland and Mata for Spain U21 squad.
Miguel Brito has retired from the Portugal national team as he wanted to focus on Valencia and Ever Banega was injured for almost 4 weeks and was not called up for Argentina.

Ricardo Costa has not been called for Portugal, even after showing some good performances for Valencia and players such as Mathieu, Fernandes, Topal and Pablo who have played great have also not been called up.

I think that France coach Laurent needs to call Mathieu and give him a chance and Pablo certainly deserves to be in the Spanish squad, especially since Xavi and Fabregas are injured, so there is a place for him.
Mata is also out of Spain squad as he plays for the Spain U21 squad now.