Ahead of tomorrow night's meeting in Alicante, the Spain midfielder revealed he loves holidaying in Scotland and says that he would like to see the national team - who need a win or hope Lithuania beat the Czech Republic - qualify for the finals in Poland and Ukraine next summer.
"I do have a special appreciation for Scotland and I'd love them to be in the Euros," he said.
"I like Scotland because when I was at Liverpool I was able to visit the country a few times.
"I've been to Edinburgh, Aberdeen and the Highlands.
"It's a really nice place. Very different from Spain, but very nice.
"When we played the first game at Hampden Park I really enjoyed the atmosphere and I know how passionate the fans are too."