Vincente Del Bosque has admitted there is a lot of competition for places in the Spanish squad, especially when it comes to the midfield.
Subsequently, Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas may never be seen as a first choice starter for his country.
He was left on the bench for the entire 90 minutes during their 1-0 victory over Ukraine last Friday, and he claimed he always knew he would have to fight for his place.
Spain have a surplus amount of quality in their midfield, with the likes of Andreas Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and David Silva all fighting for places.
His coach stressed the fact that Fabregas may have to sit on the bench on occasions, despite having a very good first season at Chelsea:
“Fabregas is one of the players who is named in the squad regularly, but there was much competition in the midfield area in 2012, when we played six midfielders.
“There are less midfield places now that we play with a striker, so sometimes he is picked and at other times we play someone else.”
Fabregas will be back in action for Chelsea when his side face Stoke City at Stamford Bridge this weekend.