Athletic Bilbao’s Iker Muniain encouraged by Munir’s call-up to the Spanish senior squad [AS]

Athletic Bilbao playmaker Iker Muniain has said that seeing Munir El Haddadi receive a call-up to the Spanish senior squad has encouraged him and his Spain U21 teammates.

Munir’s rise has been rather startling: From Barca B to the Spanish senior side within the space of a few short months.

Spain U21 captain Muniain is happy to see players earn call-ups based on merit, saying that he would “have hope of one day making the senior side” and that when you see Munir get called up “you realize that that moment is getting closer”, report Spanish site AS.

Muniain hasn’t progressed as quickly as it was initially expected but he has quietly delivered the goods for Bilbao and with the club competing in the Champions League this season can expect that call-up to finally to come, should he deliver an eye-catching performance.

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