Spain national team coach Vicente Del Bosque has expressed his delight at David Silva’s performance against the United States in an international friendly last week.
The Manchester City attacker provided two assists in the European and world champions’ comprehensive 4-0 victory on Saturday evening and had an impressive game throughout.
Silva, who joined City from Valencia last summer, has had a productive 2010-11 campaign at club level too, and Del Bosque is happy with the 25-year-old’s display in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
"Silva has been playing very well at Manchester City," the Spain boss is quoted as saying by PA.
"He has looked very comfortable, very active, which is what we ask of a player who plays in that position. He played an excellent match."
Spain’s next game is against South American nation Venezuela at the Jose Pachencho Romero on Tuesday.
Competition for an attacking berth is fierce, with David Villa, Fernando Torres, Fernando Llorente and Alvaro Negredo all in the frame, and Del Bosque is pleased at having so many talented goalscorers.
"Now we have much competition in the forward positions - Villa, Torres, Negredo, Llorente and other guys who could be here,” enthused the 60-year-old.
“This is a good time for Spanish football, for Spanish sport in general."