Navas unperturbed by exclusion

2014-06-11 08:26
Jesus Navas (Supplied)

Cape Town - Spain international Jesus Navas concedes that the decision to exclude him from the World Cup squad was in the best interests of Spanish football.

Navas, who had been grappling with an injury in the weeks building up the World Cup squad announcements, said the football fraternity would soon find that Vicente Del Bosque’s decision to leave him out of the campaign was the right one.

"It is a shame. I have worked hard to (to gain fitness) but it is the boss who makes the decisions and he always makes the right ones," Navas told Spanish publication AS on Tuesday.

"He has done what is best for the group. The truth is that I have recovered and was geared up but there also many of my team-mates who share the same dream," added Navas, who was a member of the Spanish squad that won the World Cup in 2010.

"The main thing is to work with humility. It was a very exciting opportunity but we have all worked to be included and it is the coach who decides.  I just want to wish my team-mates luck, it’s a great opportunity and I hope they can win the title again," added Navas.

The midfielder made 29 appearances in his debut season for Manchester City and helped them win the Barclays Premier League and The League One Cup with six goals and thirteen assists.

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