David De Gea feels that his call-up to the Spain squad for the World Cup qualifiers is a "big step" in his career.
The current ManUtd.com Player of the Month has been rewarded for his fine form between the posts with a place in Vicente del Bosque's plans for the matches against Finland and France.
"I am very pleased and happy," he told As in his homeland. "This is a special moment for me and a big step in my career. I will try to do my best to impress the boss [del Bosque].
"I want to enjoy this and learn from my team-mates, who are my and many other people’s idols.
"It’s a pity Iker Casillas is out. We all know he is our captain and a legend but I'm happy to be here, even if it’s because of his injury."
Barcelona's Victor Valdes and Liverpool stalwart Pepe Reina are the other two goalkeepers in the squad.