Juan Mata: I am at the perfect age to succeed with Spain

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Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has hinted that he still hopes to be called up to the Spain side.

The 26-year-old was dropped from the squad after the 2014 World Cup.

Manchester United's in-form midfielder Juan Mata believes that he still has much to contribute to Spain's success

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The 26-year-old has not featured for La Roja since a 3-0 triumph over Australia in Spain's final group game at last year's World Cup in Brazil.

However, he has not given up hope of donning the national side's colours after a great run of form at club level, where he scored twice in United's 2-1 win over Liverpool.
"As I always say, I have been very lucky to play and to win a World Cup and a European Championship, to participate in the most important competitions, but I'm still excited as the first day.

"I am convinced that I'm in a perfect age in my football career and I look forward to keep contributing and achieving more success with my national team.

"That's what I work for every day, training and playing to the maximum, trying to do the best I can.

"After that, obviously, the manager is the one who picks the players for every game.

"So now I take these quiet days to keep working, as I said, but I also switch off and rest a bit."

Mata, who was voted as United's player of the month for March by the club supporters, is looking forward to making an impact during the remainder of the campaign.

"I want to thank our fans for the Player of the Month award for March," he said. "It's been a month with several key victories and a boost of confidence for the team.

"As I always say, your support is vital for us!

"Trying to win as many of them as possible and keeping the momentum following these two wins versus Tottenham and Liverpool.

"We are in the last stage of the Premiership, with just eight weeks ahead: eight crucial games to determine where we will finally stand on the table."


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