David De Gea was pleased with Spain's hard fought victory over Ukraine in Kyiv on Monday night.
Spain rounded off their successful European Championship qualifiers with a 1-0 result in the Ukrainian capital and one of the stars of the show was Manchester United gloveman De Gea.
The 24-year-old was handed a rare opportunity to start and after helping Spain claim a clean sheet, the goalkeeper expressed his desire to dislodge veteran number one Iker Casillas as the first choice between the sticks for the upcoming European Championships in France.
Speaking to TVE following the clash, De Gea said: "The whole team had a great match. We knew we were coming to a very difficult stadium to face a tough team who needed to win, so it was a very good victory for us.
"I always try to do my best and I had a good game. It was important to win, so I'm very happy. We had some luck, but we must continue playing like this.
"I try to play at my highest level all the time and I want to make it difficult for the coach to choose his No.1 goalkeeper ahead of the Euros.
"I want to stay at the level I was at last season, which I think was very high. It's difficult to stay consistent, but I want to continue growing and improving."
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