Iago Aspas: I've done all I can to earn World Cup spot
Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas made a convincing case to be included in Spain coach Julen Lopetegui's World Cup squad after capping an outstanding season with two goals in his side's 4-2 win at home to Levante on Saturday.
Aspas, 30, had already recorded his best ever goals tally in a top-flight season before the game and increased his haul to 22 Liga goals with two close-range strikes either side of halftime, after setting up the opener for strike partner Maxi Gomez.
"I’ve done everything in my hands to go to the World Cup," Aspas told reporters after the game.
"Now the decision is over to Lopetegui."
The Spain coach is due to name his squad for the tournament in Russia on Monday.
Iago Aspas (L) of Celta de Vigo celebrates after scoring the second goal during the La Liga match between Celta de Vigo and Barcelona at Municipal Balaidos on April 17, 2018 in Vigo, Spain.Getty Images
Aspas has eight caps for Spain and four goals, even though he has made only one start, in a 1-1 friendly draw with Colombia last June.
He was included in Lopetegui's last squad call-up, scoring in the 6-1 thrashing of Argentina.