FIRST CAP FOR SUSAETA
Markel Susaeta has thanked all at Athletic Bilbao after being included in Vicente Del Bosque’s Spain squad versus Serbia.
The winger’s rich form has seen him utilised alongside Barcelona’s Martin Montoya after scoring five and assisting two for Bilbao this season.
Susaeta has shown his gratitude to ‘Los Leones’ boss Oceano Cruz who he feels has gotten the side playing fantastic football again after Marcelo Bielsa’s summer departure.
“He’s a great manager and I admire him a lot. He come under difficult circumstances but won us over in the process and now we find ourselves top of the league.
“He makes everyone feel special which is great for unity. He’s always the first to congratulate you when you have a good game and that builds up your confidence massively.
“It’s thanks to him I have impressed and got into the Spain squad and I just want continue showing what I can do.”
With Bilbao sitting top of La Liga, Susaeta coy on the idea of winning the title but admitted anything is possible from now until June.
“Anything can happen at the moment. We are only in December so there is a lot of football to be played still but who knows?
“Nobody predicted we would be 1st ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid at the beginning. I couldn’t imagine getting a phone call from Del Bosque either but here I am in Spanish colours.
“Everything is possible and for that reason we must remain completely focused and take it one game at a time. Time will tell.”