Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso has indicated that he is still interested in a place in Spain’s squad for next year’s World Cup in Russia.
Despite his terrific form Blues since joining Chelsea from Serie A side Fiorentina last summer, the 26-year-old has yet to win a cap for his national team.
Spain boss Juan Lopetegui prefers the likes of Jordi Alba and Nacho Monreal at left-back at present, but Alonso has insisted his focus is on Chelsea and that he could still make it into the Spain squad.
Alonso told Marca: “Yes, yes. I think I can contribute a lot to the national team.
“Right now, I’m worried about the games with Chelsea and it isn’t a subject that I’m too concerned with because it isn’t a decision that I can make.
“I can only prove myself on the field and that’s what I try to do.
“I have the opportunity in my hand to play as many games as possible with Chelsea and first I must win here before thinking about a ticket to Russia.”