Dani Parejo is one of the most athletic players in LaLiga Santander, but even he needs to rest.
The midfielder has played 10 matches in a row for Valencia and Spain in recent weeks, completing the full 90 minutes in each of them.
Parejo‘s absence from this week’s Spain squad is certainly a positive thing for Valencia and ultimately the player himself, even if he was disappointed to miss out.
He is able to have a rest both physically and mentally for the first time since August in order to help drive Albert Celades‘ team forward in the next few months.
The Valencia boss knows how important Parejo is as a player and a leader and he’ll have welcomed a lack of a Spanish call-up as a result.
In recent seasons, Parejo has sat matches out with suspension after picking up too many yellow cards, but it doesn’t look like he’ll get that luxury any time soon as the 30-year-old has picked up just one booking in LaLiga Santander so far this campaign.
This is just as well for Los Che, who rely on him to make the difference week in, week out.
Parejo is a penalty specialist and has four from the spot already this season, making him the club’s second top scorer along with Maxi Gomez.