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Antonio Conte 'not worried' about Alvaro Morata omission from Spain squad

Antonio Conte 'not worried' about Alvaro Morata omission from Spain squad

Morata was left out of Lopetegui's 24-man party for this month's friendlies against Germany and Argentina, with his Chelsea team-mate Marcos Alonso among three uncapped players included.

'I think that this question is for the coach of the national team, not for me, ' said Conte.

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

The Chelsea boss has told the pair to work harder in training and prove they still deserve to go to the World Cup by forcing their way back into their club side. To show that they deserve to go. "We are thrilled to be able to play against two great teams, the 2014 World Cup finalists".

Gary is a player who for his experience and for the quality of the player and the person, I hope he goes in the national team and plays another World Cup'.

Dani Carvajal can see Alvaro Morata returning to Real Madrid at some stage, with the striker now struggling at Chelsea.




Now his only worldwide experience consists of three appearances for Spain's Under-19 side in 2009 while he was still a Madrid player.

Morata has been particularly disappointing of late, with the striker having not scored a goal since facing Brighton and Hove Albion in December.

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.

Conte was also asked whether a top-four finish was more important to him than winning the FA Cup. There are a lot of thoughts in the mind of the coach before preparing the final list, and you have to try to have a very clear mind.

"Alvaro has always been with us", Lopetegui said.

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