Hector Bellerin impressed on his return to the Spain national team on Wednesday, four years after his last appearance for his country.
Hector Bellerin made the starting lineup for Spain’s friendly match against the Netherlands on Wednesday night, on his return to the national side.
Of the three matches in the November international break, the first one was a friendly, and the other two are Nations League matches. With Bellerin only receiving a late call-up after an injury to Jesus Navas, it makes sense he’d play in the friendly.
If he did badly, Luis Enrique could just leave him out of the competitive matches. If he did well, Enrique could include him in those games too. It’s a safer option than giving him his first start for over four years in a competitive game against Germany.
Fortunately, the Arsenal right-back put in a solid performance despite the game ending in a 1-1 draw. The goal Spain conceded had nothing to do with him, and he looked comfortable at both ends of the pitch, creating a decent chance for Alvaro Morata with one of his usual forward runs.
Whether it’s enough to get him in the team for the Nations League games, we’ll see. It’s unlikely he’ll play against Switzerland on Saturday, having just completed 90 minutes on Wednesday, but perhaps he’ll feature in next Tuesday’s game against Germany.
Even if he doesn’t, it’s just good to see the Arsenal defender back involved with his country again.