Valero has so far been ignored by Spain coach Vicente del Bosque.
"That's always the first thing the Italian journalists ask me, but I try not to think about it. If in the end I get this opportunity, I will see it as a reward. I know it'll be very tough, if not impossible, as there were some friendlies with midfielders missing and they called up others or even some defenders instead. Ah well, hope springs eternal.
"Could I play for Italy? I don't think it is legally possible, as I have no passport or Italian family history. You need to be in Italy for at least five years to gain dual citizenship. I don't know what the situation will be when we get round to Euro 2016...
"I feel appreciated in Italy and I appreciate them in return. I always say each person has to find their place in the world and, perhaps, this is where I feel I belong the most."
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