Morata can still earn SWC place, says Spain coach

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However, Antonio Conte's men booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday with a 2-1 extra-time win over Leicester, with Morata having opened the scoring at the King Power Stadium before Pedro headed home the victor in the 105th minute.

Alvaro Morata was unhappy to be omitted from the latest Spain squad, according to Chelsea team-mate Marcos Alonso.

Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso has said that his family is "delighted" that he has earned a Spain call-up after his grandfather and father both represented the national team. "He's gone through a couple of hard months because of a back problem".

"I'm very happy for Alvaro to score again and hopefully that will give him the confidence to score more". He's at 100 per cent now, he got back to scoring the other day.

"They are very important to prepare for what comes afterwards, we are playing the World Champions (Germany) and the runners up in 2014 (Argentina) and they are great games for anyone to play", he said.


Lopetegui has not ruled out taking the former Juventus striker to the World Cup in Russian Federation however.

"Of course Morata has a lot of possibilities to go to the World Cup and he knows it", he told El Partidazo de COPE on Monday. "He has to show these months the player he is inside".

"I don't see this as an examination, more of an opportunity". The boss knows me well from my time with the youth team.

The Spanish striker had been struggling to produce consistent form in the Premier League for the west London side since the turn of the year due to form and fitness issues.

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