Nervy Navas stakes claim for Spain selection

MADRID - Sevilla winger Jesus Navas is eyeing a call-up to Vicente del Bosque's Spain squad for the 2010 World Cup after his match-winning performance against Real Madrid in La Liga on Sunday and despite a history of fragile nerves.

The pacy winger scored a superb header to set the Andalusians on their way to a 2-1 home win and was a constant thorn in Real's side with his mazy runs down the right flank.

The 23-year-old has long been regarded as one of the most exciting talents in Spain but has not played for the national side as he has been plagued by anxiety attacks, especially when he has to make extended trips away from home.

"I am working and if the (Spain call-up) comes along then we'll see," Navas told reporters after the victory over Real.

"I have to stay calm and take each step at a time and above all continue working," he added.

"Going to the World Cup and being able to enjoy playing for the national team would be the best. But right now I am focusing on being relaxed."