Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has stressed that he does not have anything to say regarding Alvaro Morata’s failure to secure a spot with the Spain national side. The 25-year-old was excluded from La Roja’s squad for the friendlies against Germany and Argentina this month after struggling to find the scoresheet for the Blues.
Morata has gone 13 matches without a goal since the Boxing Day triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion, and during this period, his discipline has also been a concern with four yellow cards and a needless sending off against Norwich City in the FA Cup.
Speaking prior to the Leicester game, Conte was quizzed about Morata’s situation where he highlighted that his job is only to try to get the players in form rather than worry about their developments with the national side.
He said: “I think that this question is for the coach of the national team, not for me. My only worry is to try to have the players in the best form for Chelsea. Then there is a national team coach to make the best decision for the country.”
Aside from Morata, Gary Cahill was another surprise absentee in the England setup after finding first-team opportunities hard to come by at Stamford Bridge. The Blues skipper has found himself as the fourth-choice for the central defensive duties since his horror show against Bournemouth earlier in January.