Madrid: Malaga forward Juanmi has been called into the Spain squad for upcoming games against Ukraine and the Netherlands with Chelsea striker Diego Costa set to miss out with a hamstring injury.
Costa had to be substituted after scoring his 19th goal of the season during the Premier League leaders` 3-2 win at Hull City on Sunday.
The Spanish Football Federation said they would receive the results of tests carried out by Chelsea`s medical team on Monday, but Jose Mourinho suggested the Brazilian-born striker will not be fit for Friday`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine.
"For Diego, (the international break) is good, because imagine we play three matches in one week, that`s three matches he doesn`t play," said Mourinho.
"I don`t think it will need an operation. Our doctor is against surgeries, against knives."
Costa has had a history of hamstring injuries and most notably had to be replaced after just nine minutes of last season`s Champions League final when playing for Atletico Madrid.
Juanmi has scored seven times for Malaga this season, the highlight of which was the only goal in a shock 1-0 win at Barcelona last month.
After facing Ukraine in Seville, Vicente del Bosque`s men will be aiming to avenge their 5-1 humiliation at the hands of the Netherlands at the World Cup when they meet in a friendly in Amsterdam on March 31.