Mata is optimistic of reviving his Spain career.


Mata seeking Spain return under Luis Enrique.


Juan Mata is hopeful of reviving his Spain career following Luis Enrique’s appointment as head coach earlier this month.

The 30-year-old, who has 41 caps for his nation, was part of the Spanish squad that won the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship.

However, with former Barcelona boss Enrique at the helm, Mata is keen to be part of the Spain squad again after being excluded for this year's World Cup.

"I was disappointed not to go (to the World Cup)," the Manchester United midfielder told ESPN. "But then after that, I was hoping for them to win...

"Now, things have changed. We have a new manager again, Luis Enrique... I'm again excited about the possibility of coming back. I obviously want to come back and try to play as many games as I can with the national team."

The Manchester United midfielder continued: "I'm really excited about it and I think the future, it can be still bright for Spain, because we have young players coming that, as I said, they have the level to compete.

"We have some senior players that we have been there for some years and we have the experience so I think it's a good mix and hopefully it can be a good future for Spanish football."

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