Nacho Monreal finally got the chance to prove himself during Spain’s 2-0 win over Albania on Sunday.
The left-back provided a lovely assist for his country’s second goal during their World Cup Qualifier for Russia 2018. Nolito slotted the goal home neatly after an effortless pass from our man around the outside.
Our buddy, Diego Costa, scored the first goal.
Nacho went on to play the entire 90 minutes and he’s bound to be ecstatic with his overall performance. Although he was only called up because Jordi Alba picked up an injury after Spain’s 1-1 draw against Italy, he displayed exactly why Julen Lopetegui was right to give him a chance.
Hopefully, he can go on to get more call ups and, even if he doesn’t, he’ll know that’s not through any fault of his own, purely just the quality of the current Spain squad.
You can watch the highlights from Spain’s 2-0 victory over Albania below.