By FOX Sports staff
The 20-year-old is one of the brightest young prospects in La Liga and has been a first-team regular for Malaga this season.
He was also reportedly courted by big-spending Manchester City but opted to sign a new contract towards the end of January.
The youngster has been called up to the Spain national squad at the expense of seasoned professionals like Michu and Fernando Torres. He stated that he was ecstatic at being presented the opportunity to feature for the European champions although he knows it will be difficult to break into the starting XI as they already contain a number of worldclass midfielders within their midst.
"I found out from my Mother, who sent me a Whatsapp. I was a bit taken aback. But I'm very happy, everyone congratulated me, and now I just want to enjoy the experience," Isco told reporters in Doha where the international friendly is set to take place.
"The truth is my position makes it tough. The best of the world play for Spain, but little by little, if I keep doing things right, maybe I'll get a chance to break in.
"We're here to try, and to do the best we can and to help the team. I'm delighted to be here, and to have a chance to make my debut."
"It's a great place to play and we're excited to be playing the South American champions."