Spain Coach Explains Why Morata Was Dropped
Spain Coach Explains Why Alvaro Morata Was Dropped
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was one of the big names left out of the latest Spain squad, and La Roja's head coach has now explained why he was snubbed.
Morata has been a regular for the Spanish national side, as he netted five goals in five 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
After an impressive start to the Premier League campaign with the Blues, the striker's season has hit been by injuries which has affected his form.
"Tomorrow is not the World Cup, there are players that are not included but have their chances intact as is the case with the players included," Lopetegui told reporters, according to FourFourTwo.
"We are looking to get more information about players.
"[Morata] has had several problems, he has played little but his chances are intact. Morata, I am sure, will have a great end to the season and will have a good chance of going to the World Cup.
"We felt it was the right moment for [the new faces]. They are in good form but still there are others that deserve to be included and are not there.
"With Dani and Marcos we felt it was the right moment. Marcos is doing well and it would be good to see him train and compete with us. We like Rodri a lot, he is a very complete player. The reports that we have had about him are very positive."
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