Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has claimed he is not in a rush to replace Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas as the Spain number one even though many pundits in his homeland believe that the moment for the succession is here.
Casillas, 33, has been under scrutiny recently at Real Madrid for his dropped level of play but having being crucial during Spain's golden era – winning the Euro 2008, the 2012 and the World Cup 2010 – manager Vicente Del Bosque keeps trusting in him ahead of the in-form De Gea for the goalkeeper role.
And even though he has garnered a reputation as one of the best keepers in the world at Old Trafford, De Gea admits his secondary role with the National Team while try to prove his worth in the friendlies, when Del Bosque hand a chance to his fringe players.
Asked during an interview with Fifa about succeeding Casillas as the Spain number one, De Gea said: "For the moment, no. At present there are three of us and Iker [Casillas] remains the first choice."
"You never know what the future holds so you just have to live in the moment, try to train as best you can and take advantage of whatever opportunities the boss gives you. Living in the present is what matters most."
After De Gea missed out the Spain's success in the Euro 2008 and 2012 and the World Cup 2010, the 24-year-old star expressed his confidence on having the chance to play a mayor trophy with Spain in the future.
"I want to play at a World Cup and not just go as a squad member. I want to win titles for my club and country as that's what makes a footballer great. I still have so much to do in my career."