Reina sends England warning

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Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina says Spain are unlikely to take their friendly with England lightly.

The No.1 ranked side in the world travel to Wembley this weekend to take on an under strengthen England side looking to kick-start their preparations for next summer's European Championships.

The contrast in strength to Spain's squad means many are expecting the the reigning World and European Champions to run away with proceedings come kick-off.

“There is no such thing as a friendly these days," Reina said. "When you go away with your national team you always want to win.

“For those of us who play our club football in England, this is a very special game.

"Any time you go with the national team you want to win, and every time you play England it is a special game.”

Iker Casillas has restricted Reina's involvement in the international fold to just 23 appearances and Reina hope he gets another opportunity to impress come Saturday.

"The international team has 23 very important players for our clubs but only 11 can start. So we have to take that role when it comes along if you are lucky enough to be there.

"In my particular case it has been an absolute pleasure. We are the champions of Europe and the world. To be world champions with my national team is a dream come true and the target of any footballer."

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