Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has shared his delight at being a part of the Spain squad at present.
The centre-back elected to switch allegiance from France to Spain last year, having been eligible for both but never earned a call up to either.
His focus had long been on playing for France, but the competition for places in that squad meant he was never handed a senior call up, despite featuring for the country as U17, U18, U19 and U21 level and being a regular for Manchester City.
Thus when Spain came calling and offered him a place in Luis Enrique’s side last year, he did not hesitate, making his debut in June and not looking back.
He’s now up to 14 appearances for the country and expected add to that significantly in the coming years and will likely be a part of the squad for the World Cup in Qatar this winter.
The Manchester City star is delighted about the situation, revealing his happiness in a press conference ahead of Spain’s clash with Albania.
“Despite not having achieved the objectives that are always winning titles, on a personal level, it is one of the best experiences of my life,” Estadio Deportivo report the Manchester City man saying.
“They welcomed me very well, and they continue to do so.
“I feel at home, we are a family, and I am very proud to be part of it, of the phenomenal team atmosphere.
“I’m very happy for this experience and for enjoying the national team so much.”