International football is here again, and it’s the dream of every player to play for his country; in fact, it is thought that you are doing well as a player when your national team recognises your work and calls you up to be part of the team.
While a bulk of Chelsea players are on international duty, some Blues players were left out, and of the players who weren’t invited, two Chelsea stars caught my attention, and I believe their performances in recent time deserves a call-up.
Chelsea defender David Luiz wasn’t invited by Brazil for their World Cup Qualifying campaign. Brazil will play Argentina at home on Thursday and then travel away to play Peru next Tuesday.
David Luiz has been in superb form for Chelsea this season, and since Antonio Conte’s switch to a 3-4-3 formation, the Brazilian has been superb to say the least. He has been an important part of Chelsea’s resurgence and his play in-between the central defence has been world-class. It beats my imagination why Luiz wasn’t given a call-up.
Pedro Rodriguez is another Chelsea star that was overlooked for a call-up in the Spanish national team. Spain have a WCQ against Macedonia on Saturday and a friendly game away to England next Tuesday, and it’s surprising that the in-form winger wasn’t invited.
A while ago I wouldn’t have been shocked about this, but Pedro’s form in over a month now has been spectacular to say the least, and he’s having one of his best games in recent times.
If these two Chelsea stars continue their form, their national team coaches will not have any reason to overlook them for the next international round of matches.