Spain Coach Explains Why Morata Was Dropped

Frank Lampard says Morata can replicate Fernando Torres performance from 2012

Frank Lampard says Morata can replicate Fernando Torres performance from 2012

Conte said: "I think Gary is a player that, in my opinion, for his experience, for the quality of the player, the quality of the person, I hope to go in the national team and play another World Cup".

But his team-mate Marcos Alonso is on the verge of creating a very impressive piece of history after receiving a first call up.

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.

"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", said Lopetegui, before addressing former Real Madrid striker Morata's situation. "We are looking to get more information about players".

Carvajal would welcome the frontman back, telling El Transistor when asked if he sees Morata taking in a third spell with the Blancos: "Yes, he's a good friend and a very good player".

"For Alvaro it was important to score but I am pleased for his performance", Conte told reporters. "[But] there is only one way: to work hard and show that you deserve to play".

"With Dani and Marcos we felt it was the right moment". The report also claims that the side were willing to offer 88 million for Morata.

Brazil-born striker Diego Costa is back in the Spain squad, having scored six times for Atletico Madrid since re-joining the club from Chelsea in January.

The 25-year-old left Real for £70m in the summer in pursuit of regular first team football with the London club.

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