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Liverpool's Reina: Spain will miss Barcelona's Villa

Pepe Reina is of the belief that the Spain national team will certainly miss David Villa this summer.

The world champions are hoping to protect their European title won in 2008 when they head to Poland and Ukraine for Euro2012 but the Liverpool goalkeeper is aware it will be a tough task without the Barcelona striker who is still sidelined with a broken leg.

"I have wanted to give him a hug because I have not seen him recently," Reina told Marca of Spain's top goalscorer. "But we talk every day and soon I will be able to give him a hug.

"The group will miss him, both as a player and a person. But we have no other option but to encourage him and hope that he returns as soon as possible."

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