Hector Bellerin’s rapid career development hit another milestone this summer with his first senior caps for Spain and his place on the plane to France with the Spanish EURO 2016 squad.
Hector was handed his first senior Spanish caps in the warm-up games v Bosnia, South Korea and Georgia.
“I was about to head off on holiday for the summer when one of my family phoned me,” he told UEFA.com. “They told me that (Spain coach) Vicente del Bosque had announced in a press conference that I’d be training with the group.
“To be with a provisional squad, instead of on vacation, was already a massive honour.
“But after the misfortune Dani Carvajal had in the Champions League final, the boss said that I’d be his replacement. Well, if you’d asked me a few weeks ago if this were possible I’d not have believed you.”