Montoya picked for Spain by Del Bosque
20 year old Barça B full back Martín Montoya has been selected by Vicente del Bosque in the squad for the forthcoming Spain matches. As many as nine Barça players have been picked.
FC Barcelona is once against the club providing most of the players to Del Bosque, who on Thursday
named the 24 players he’ll be using for the friendly against Chile and the Euro 2012
qualifier against Liechtenstein. There are nine Barça players on the list: Valdés, Montoya,
Busquets, Xavi, Thiago, Cesc, Iniesta, Pedro and Villa. Puyol and Piqué, who also usually feature
in Spanish squads are both out through injury.
Six under 21 champions
Martín Montoya is one of the six players who win the European Under 21 Championship. Another
is Barça youth product Alberto Botía, who is now at Sporting Gijón. It is incredible to see how
many players from La Masia are making it through to international level. “We are interested
in looking at the new lads that have already shown their class in the youth teams”, said Del
Four picked for Under 21
Luis Milla also named his squad for the Under 21 matches, and FC Barcelona will be
supplying Bartra, Planas, Tello and Sergi Roberto, the latter of whom has just renewed his contract
with the club until 2015.