Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez has claimed that Ex-Spanish national team boss Vicente del Bosque had a personal beef for him which led to him not being invited to the national team.
Lopez was Jose Mourinho’s number one during the second half of the 2012-13 season and in La Liga as club icon Iker Casillas was bench to the displeasure of a lot of fans but that episode also affect his national team chances.
“With Vicente, I’m very thankful because he called me into the national team for a year and a half,” he told Cadena COPE.
“Then strange things happened during my time at Real Madrid and there was a lack of understanding.
“I found it more a personal matter than a professional one.
“I was a starter at Real Madrid and doing well, and it was normal for me to be called up to the national team, but Del Bosque didn’t even do that.
“I hope we can have lunch or dinner someday, clarify our positions and laugh it all off because what remains of all this is that I’m very grateful to him as he gave me my debut for Spain.
“[Casillas] is a player who’s given a lot to the team, but it’s a matter of respecting the Coach’s decision to call up other players who deserved it.
“As a player, you have to train and do little else.”
Lopez just joined Espanyol for the new La Liga season after his spell with AC Milan in Italy.