Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has warned embattled goalkeeper David de Gea that he could find it difficult to secure a berth in the national squad for the 2016 European Championship if his absence from Manchester United continues.
The 24-year-old Spaniard’s much-anticipated to Real Madrid failed to materialise due to miscommunication between the Spanish club and United. As a result, the goalkeeper would stay at Old Trafford until at least January.
Del Bosque, who plans to feature De Gea in the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Slovakia and Macedonia, suggested that the goalkeeper needs to be professional and move on from this episode.
Del Bosque, who led Spain to their first-ever World Cup in 2010 and then to European Championship in 2012, expressed that they could bring him into the national squad if he starts playing again, the Guardian reported.
However, the Spain national team boss further said that it would be very difficult for De Gea to find himself in the European Championship squad if doesn’t play enough.
De Gea, who has yet to make an appearance for United this season, has played five matches for reigning European champions Spain.