Vicente del Bosque has hailed the performance of David de Gea after the Manchester United stopper helped Spain beat Ukraine 1-0 on Monday.
With La Roja already qualified, Del Bosque made a number of changes to his starting lineup.
All of those who came in — including goal scored Mario Gaspar — performed well, but the Spain boss reserved particular praise for De Gea and Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara.
“The experience was a good one with all the changes we were able to make,” he said after the game.
“Ukraine played really well. David de Gea was great — so was Thiago.
“We have good players and from here our work is simpler, we are happy. It will be a problem to choose just 23 players for Euro 2016, but there’s still a long way to go until then.”
Del Bosque also added that he feels Ukraine, who will now face a two-legged play-off in November, deserve a spot at next summer’s European Championships with La Roja.
“I think Ukraine have a style and personality that not many teams have,” Del Bosque stated.
“I wish them the best in the play-offs and hope we see them in France.”