Alvaro Morata, Fabregas And Martinez Ditched By The Spain Squad

Oscar Cross
March 18, 2018

"I can help them to improve and to work hard".

Struggling Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata's woes continued Friday when he was left off Spain's squad list for global friendlies with World Cup big guns Germany and Argentina, against whom the returning Diego Costa should feature.

Lopetegui said Friday he did not include Morata in his 24-strong squad because he hasn't played much recently, but added that the player still has a chance of making it to the World Cup in Russian Federation.

However Conte has said that he is not to blame, and that the players can only get back into their respective national teams with hard work.

"He stopped competing so he stopped being part of the national team", Lopetegui said.

"There are many players who could be called up, who deserve it and haven't been included because we have to keep the squad to a certain number".

CHELSEA striker Alvaro Marota has not been dropped by Spain for the World Cup - just the two upcoming friendlies.

Morata and Cahill were both left out of their respective global sides, after not featuring regularly for Chelsea in the league.

"I am sure he'll score again".

The likes of Vitolo, Luis Alberto, Suso, and Marc Bartra have also dropped out from Spain's last selection, but Lopetegui says the World Cup door is not shut to anybody. "Maybe the manager wants to find out or to try new solutions".

He was quoted as saying by L'Equipe: "Admittedly, Alvaro Morata has not scored for a long time, but he is our team-mate and when the team loses, we all lose together".

Conte's side still have a last gasp for a silverware this season as they face Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter finals. We like Rodri a lot, he is a very complete player.

Conte also shrugged off fears the likes of Eden Hazard could leave if Chelsea fail to qualify for the Champions League, saying: "Don't forget that two years ago Chelsea finished 10th. They made a decision to continue to play for this club, two years ago".

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