De Gea dreaming of World Cup success
David de Gea (Supplied)
Cape Town - David de Gea is keeping his
fingers crossed that Spain can repeat the success of the 2010 Soccer World Cup when
they compete in this year’s edition of the tournament.
The Manchester United goalkeeper replaced
Iker Casillas as Spain's first choice goalkeeper since the 2016 European
Spain, who beat Netherlands to clinch the
2010 World Cup in South Africa, are returning to the global showpiece as one of
the favourites after an impressive qualifying campaign
De Gea is heading to his second World Cup
with his country despite not featuring in the 2014 tournament in Brazil, where
La Roja suffered a shock first round exit from the global showpiece.
Spain will come-up against Iran, Morocco
and Portugal in Group B.
De Gea told MUTV: “We have come off the
back of a really excellent qualification campaign, and now it's time for the
best bit to get started.
“So now for the good bit, the World Cup
tournament itself, and let's enjoy it and take things game by game and try and
perform well and hopefully have a real go at it and maybe even win the World
“It's something really special, being able
to pull on the Spanish national team shirt in a World Cup.
“I'm just so keen for it all to get
underway, both the games themselves and all the emotion, and let's hope we can
make the entire country really happy.”