No other player has played more matches than Juan Mata this season. Mata is, therefore, with 48 appearances (44 with United and 4 with Spain) the player that has played the most from those called by Vicente del Bosque for the international friendlies against Italy and Romania.
It is the final test before the Eurocup in France. For the squad called up for the upcoming international friendlies against Italy and Romania, is the last chance to show what players deserve a place in the final list ahead of the European Cup next summer.
Normally, in this kind of tournaments you try to call the players that have had continuity in their teams throughout the season. The best way to check it is to see who has played more games. Of those, Juan Mata is the one who has disputed in more games. In Total: 48. At club level, the Asturian accumulates 44 matches in all competitions with Manchester United, to which must be added four matches with Spain, three qualifying games for the Eurocup, and friendly against England. After Mata, appears Aritz Aduriz (47 with Athletic Bilbao) and Sergio Busquets (41 with Barcelona and 6 with the Spanish National Team).
Juan Mata, beyond being an ever-present player for Vicente del Bosque this season, has achieved a great goalscoring rate. His eight goals with United make him the fourth scorer in the team, just behind Aritz Aduriz (31), Paco Alcácer (11) and Nolito (9).
A goal generating machine
Mata is still a good scorer, but one of his main abilities is the assists. Juan has been involved in 16 goals (8 goals and 8 assists) so far this season. It is far from Aduriz who has participated in 40 goals (31 + 9), the rest of the players has a lower numbers than the Athletic and Manchester players.