As Manchester United look to stun the Nou Camp in their second leg quarter-final clash with Barcelona next week, Mata has also spoken up about his desire to return to the Spanish national team for the first time since 3 years ago.
Mata has played a mixed role at Old Trafford this season, often being shunted to the right-hand side of midfield, even though his best football has come through the middle, as we saw in the club’s 2-1 victory over Juventus.
His words, “I would love to go back to the national team,”
“I still consider myself young, although I’ve been playing for several years.
“I have a lot of desire in my head and legs to continue enjoying football, and I hope this will allow me to come back.”
“I think the national team is going through a moment of change,”
“There are new players and a new coach, but I think there are still some players from previous years, in which I include myself.
“We can still contribute.”