The Manchester City player and the Real Madrid defender didn’t make the final cut for the tournament in Brazil but wished their team-mates the best of luck
Jesus Navas and Daniel Carvajal wished their Spain team-mates good luck in the World Cup as they reacted to their omission from Vicente del Bosque’s 23-man squad for the tournament.
Navas missed out on a spot in the squad with the coach concerned about his fitness after he recovered from an ankle injury.
The 28-year-old last played in the Premier League in April, but said he was happy to have been able to stake his claim.
“I’m proud to have recovered in time and to have fought for a spot in Brazil,” Navas wrote on Twitter.
“I wish my team-mates and the boss luck in retaining the title.”
Real Madrid defender Carvajal was another to be cut from the star-studded 30-man squad as Spain aim for a fourth straight major tournament win.
The 22-year-old tweeted: “It’s a shame I didn’t get into the final list, but I’m so proud to have been close. Best of luck to Spain.”
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke was delighted to have been selected for his first World Cup after a good campaign for the La Liga champions.
“So happy to be picked for Brazil! I’m very keen to help the team at my first World Cup.”