David Villa has hailed Marco Asensio as a spectacular player and sees a great future for the Spain national team.
At 35, Villa has been called to the national team by Lopetegui, ahead of their matches against Italy and Liechtenstein.
In his prime he enjoyed success with La Roja and believes with Asensio, Spain has a great future.
“We have to see [Asensio] to enjoy him,” he told a news conference. “He’s spectacular and he has had an incredible evolution in the last few months.
“We’ll enjoy him as a Spanish player for many years. He’s making a case to be a starter in Madrid – but that’s not up to me, it’s up to the coach.”
“I have seen very well the evolution of the team at this time. It has huge talent with many great players.
“We all said that we had to have patience after winning the World Cup and that streak of five or six years. The quality of the squad now is amazing.
“Why is there not going to be another glorious time like the one we had?”