Arsenal's Santi Cazorla insists Spain need time to adapt to new faces

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Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is eager to see what the new players bring to Spain and is keen to face Holland on Tuesday.

In his pre-match press conference ahead of Tuesday's friendly against Holland, Cazorla covered the atmosphere in the dressing room at the changing of the tides with the Spanish national team, as the team tries to integrate the new players in to replace the decorated veterans such as Xavi Hernandez and Xabi Alonso, who have put an end to their international careers.

"A lot of important players have left, but those that have come in are full of excitement. Perhaps, we'll need a little time to put everything together," AS reports him saying.

The Arsenal midfielder first discussed Tuesday's match against Holland and insists that despite their devastating first game loss in Brazil, which set the tone for their abysmal 2014 World Cup, they are are not out for revenge eight months after the fact.

"Holland are a great team. Tomorrow's game will be a difficult one. For us, every game is important, regardless of whether it's official or a friendly. In the World Cup, Holland were superior, but tomorrow will be a different game. We're not thinking about what happened in Brazil."

The 30-year-old feels that the team still believes in their system and their style of play, something that is significant and drives them forward, new and veteran players alike.

"The group is united, we believe in what we're doing," he said. "In reality, this is what's most important for us."

Cazorla then spoke about the possibility of earning his 70th cap for La Roja, insisting that he continues to have the same desire he's had since he made his debut on 31 May 2008 in a 3-1 win over Peru.

"Being able to represent my country is the ultimate.  I try to leave me all every time I put on this shirt."

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