Spain Coach Explains Why Morata Was Dropped

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Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta has come to the defence of under fire team-mate Alvaro Morata and insisted that he has the confidence of the squad.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has been left out of the Spain squad, who will play friendlies against Germany and Argentina later this month, with Julen Lopetegui's set-up being announced on Friday. I don't think you should be asking me this question since this is a question for their national team coaches.

Once the lynchpin of the Chelsea defence, Cahill was left on the bench for both legs of his side's Champions League defeat to Barcelona as well as the games against both Manchester clubs. Despite showing glimpses of brilliance at the beginning, the form faded away and injuries have added to the trouble as the Spaniard finds himself down the pecking order for the Blues, with manager Antonio Conte preferring to play Eden Hazard as the false nine.

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

Morata, who joined Chelsea from Barca's bitter rivals Real Madrid, was greeted with derogatory chants upon his introduction. Then there is a national team coach to make the best decision for the country.




"We are looking to get more information about players".

Cahill was not included in Gareth Southgate's latest England selection named this week but having been manager of Italy before taking the Chelsea job, Conte is able to explain some of the thinking of a person in that role, with England now qualified and playing friendlies in the build-up to the tournament.

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.

"This is not the final squad for the World Cup". We want to finish in the top 4 and also win the FA cup, this is our goal. We like Rodri a lot, he is a very complete player.

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