Spain head coach, Julen Lopetegui believes national teams deserve more international breaks, but has urged the squad to make the most of their time together.
La Roja has already secured qualification for the Russia 2018, winning nine of their last ten matches.
However, Lopetegui is unhappy with the international breaks and would like more time with his team.
“We’re focused on our football right now, we’re getting ready for a World Cup,” Lopetegui told reporters on Friday. “We only have two international windows to do it, this one and another one in March.
“Both are great opportunities to keep preparing, to set our game style, to be together as a group, to compete and of course to keep improving with the World Cup in view.
“Of course I would like to have more international windows but that’s what we all have, us and the rest of national teams. We will try to make good use of the little time we have to stick together and face to difficult teams that might be direct rivals during the World Cup, two strong and difficult opponents that will force us to do our best.
“We have to take advantage of these international windows to clarify concepts of our game and be in the best shape for the World Cup.”