We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. He's a genius. But, back at Villarreal for the third time in his career, the 35-year-old has proved that his career was far from over with a series of wonderful performances in the past two seasons. But the Hammers look set to lose out to Spanish side Valencia instead. Last updated on 17 May 201917 May 2019.From the section Football. Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is named in the Spain squad for the first time since 2015 after recovering from 11 operations. Chosen for You Chosen for You. :raised_hands:The cushioned touch for the assist from Cazorla Moreno's emphatic volley to finish :heart_eyes: pic.twitter.com/gEpLdDVNCC, What was that???? Spain begin their European 2020 qualifying campaign in the Faroe Islands on 7 June, before hosting Sweden on 10 June in Madrid. 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THAT Cazorla touch/assist is RIDICULOUS...then Moreno's finish. 85' Corner, Valencia. Cazorla's injury with Arsenal saw him get an incredible eight surgeries on the achilles tendon and ankle area and he even contracted gangrene at one point. Read our community guidelines in full, The latest offers and discount codes from popular brands on Telegraph Voucher Codes, Santi Cazorla has overcome terrible injury to reclaim his pace in the Spain squad, Newsletter Promotion - Sam Dean's Arsenal briefing, Arsenal earn bragging rights over Spurs, but north London rivals both exit Continental Cup after group stages, 'I can't stop smiling': Phil Foden hails his two-goal England heroics as 'one of the best nights of my life', Liverpool may play Champions League game with Danish side Midtjylland in Germany due to Covid restrictions, Gary Lineker: Ban heading in training to tackle football's dementia crisis, Stephen Kenny running out of time as Republic of Ireland are held by Bulgaria. Villarreal's Santi Cazorla has been recalled to Spain's squad after four years ravaged by injury. Forwards: Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Iago Aspas (Celta), Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid). V illarreal's Santi Cazorla has been recalled to Spain's squad after four years ravaged by injury.. The latest rumours and stories from around the world of football. Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Iago Aspas (Celta), Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid). Analysis and opinion from our chief football writer. Find out more, The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. Follow your club now for first access to all our news, views and analysis. during a two-year period in which he had knee, foot and ankle surgery. https://t.co/vbyTPJ5Q6J, @media (max-width:767px){.css-4n1las{display:none;}}More Like This@media (min-width:768px){.css-1s8mc50{display:none;}}More Like This. He has scored four goals and had 10 assists and missed only three of their 37 league games. The former Arsenal midfielder played only 23 league games across his final two seasons in north London due to a serious and recurring Achilles injury, which almost forced him to retire. On Monday rumours circled that West Ham were in the race to sign Coquelin. The two time Euros winner returned to Villarreal, initially to train, and played his first game in over 600 days in a preseason friendly ahead of last season, finally signing for the club on August 9th 2018. Santi Cazorla continued his career renaissance with a piece of skill right from the top shelf as his beautiful touch set up Gerald Moreno for a brilliant volleyed goal. That form, including seven goals for the campaign, has earned the 34 year-old a recall to Luis Enrique's squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Faroe Islanda on June 7 and Sweden three days later. How to get into football - the most popular sport in the world, with clubs and facilities throughout the UK. Im kommenden Sommer läuft der Vertrag von Santi Cazorla beim FC Arsenal aus. Bislang konnten sich beide Parteien nicht auf eine Verlängerung einigen. Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodrigo Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Dani Parejo (Valencia), Isco (Real Madrid), Fabian Ruiz (Napoli), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal). Published 6:02 PM, Sunday June 28 2020 GMT+1. But he has bounced back since returning to La Liga, making 45 appearances in all competitions this season and helping the Yellow Submarine to the Europa League quarter-finals. 87' Foul by Kevin Gameiro (Valencia). The Press X To Continue podcast asks: Is it worth the money? Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Mario Hermoso (Espanyol), Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad), Inigo Martinez (Athletic Bilbao), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Sergi Roberto (Barcelona), Jose Gaya (Valencia), Jesus Navas (Sevilla). Der spanische Fußball-Erstligist FC Villarreal wird den auslaufenden Vertrag mit dem zweimaligen Europameister Santi Cazorla nicht verlängern. Cazorla has scored 14 goals in 77 games for Spain, the most recent of which was a 2-0 friendly win against England in November 2015 in which he scored the second goal. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodrigo Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Dani Parejo (Valencia), Isco (Real Madrid), Fabian Ruiz (Napoli), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal). England vs Iceland, player ratings: Who impressed in Nations League meeting? One of the most aesthetically pleasing goals of the season. Having joined Villarreal from Arsenal on a free transfer in July 2018, he helped them avoid relegation from La Liga this season. Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal also returns for the first time since making his only senior international appearance as a substitute against Switzerland in 2016. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Facebook Twitter. 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He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming. Isco returns after missing March's opening qualifiers against Norway and Malta as Real Madrid provide four players to Barcelona's three. Sensational goal to double Villarreal's lead! Defenders: Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Mario Hermoso (Espanyol), Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad), Inigo Martinez (Athletic Bilbao), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Sergi Roberto (Barcelona), Jose Gaya (Valencia), Jesus Navas (Sevilla). Cazorla is set to make an announcement on his future sometime soon and it's not known whether he'll carry on past the end of the season, with touches like the assist on Sunday you'd think there's plenty of time and skill left in him yet. He also suffered from bacteria "eating" eight centimetres of his ankle tendon. Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga will compete for the goalkeeping jersey with Manchester United's David De Gea. For the last two years of his time at Arsenal it looked like Cazorla's career would come to a sad end, especially for such a hugely talented player. Santi Cazorla & Valencia. Santi Cazorla's assist today for Villarreal takes him to 16 G/A in La Liga this season. Topics: valencia, Football News, Santi Cazorla, Villarreal, Premier League, Arsenal, Spain, La Liga, European Football. On Sunday he was back at it again with a marvellous first touch cushioned pass, off a route one pass from the keeper, to set up Moreno, who hit the perfect volley home. Villarreal 1-3-11.04.2019. He was told at one point he would never run again and eventually left north London in 2018 having played just 11 times in his final two seasons at the Etihad. David de Gea (Manchester United), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea), Pau Lopez (Real Betis). Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been named in the Spain squad for the first time since 2015 after recovering from 11 operations. He's 35. :flushed: Here it is. 87' Raúl Albiol (Villarreal) wins a free kick in the defensive half. You need to be a subscriber to join the conversation. He hasn't dipped in form this season either with eight goals and now eight assists in La Liga as Javier Calleja's side have reached sixth in the league, helped by Cazorla's assist in the 2-0 win over Valencia this weekend. Cazorla, 34, was sidelined for 668 days during a two-year period in which he had knee, foot and ankle surgery. 2-0! Topics: valencia, Football News, Santi Cazorla, Villarreal, Premier League, Arsenal, Spain, La Liga, European Football. ?Sergio Asenjo long ball to the edge of opposite box, Cazorla makes the first touch (with left foot) without bouncing a pass to Gerard Moreno which volleys the ball from outside the box. Manuel Morlanes replaces Santi Cazorla. If you had stopped LaLiga today, with the exception of Lionel Messi, I would have voted for Santi Cazorla as player of the year. Goalkeepers: David de Gea (Manchester United), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea), Pau Lopez (Real Betis). :astonished::astonished::astonished::astonished::astonished:#VillarrealValencia @LaLigaTV. Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. Read about our approach to external linking. Get latest scores and headlines sent straight to your phone, sign-up to our newsletter and learn where to find us on online.