Brighton fullback Martin Montoya retains hope of a Spain recall.
Montoya was selected for the Spanish squad by Vicente Del Bosque and was on Julen Lopetegui's initial longlist for this summer's World Cup in Russia.
But he has yet to make his debut.
He told The Argus: “It's really hard. Last year I was in the preliminary squad but, in the end, not selected.
“I know I was among the candidates to go as full-back.
“But we have got a lot of very good players “That is one thing I am always working towards, working hard and the future will tell you."