Chelsea star Marcos Alonso has admitted that Alvaro Morata is unhappy after having been left out of the latest Spain squad.
The Chelsea number nine was omitted from the Spanish squad after a dreadful run of form which saw him score just one goal in the whole of 2018, and that only came last weekend – after the squad was announced.
Speaking to the Spanish press, Morata’s Chelsea team-mate Alonso said: “Obviously he was unhappy, as he’s been through difficult problems because of his back injury.
“He has just scored again the other day and I hoped he’d be in the World Cup [call-ups].”
Meanwhile, despite his disappointment for his teammate, Alonso has been called up by Spain coach Lopetegui for the first time and is poised to make his international debut.
Describing what it was like to get the call Alonso said: “I was training and we entered the locker room and my colleagues congratulated me.
“I also received many messages.
“[It doesn’t matter if the call-up came] late or not, as the important thing is that I’m here.
“I am very focused on the two friendlies we have now and I want to adapt quickly to my teammates and the team, which is not going to be a problem.
“I’m thankful, [as the call-up] came as a surprise and also a prize.”
Alonso has been in sensational form for Chelsea ever since transferring from Fiorentina in 2016, scoring 13 goals in 75 appearances for the Blues.