Morata admits his chances going to the World Cup are slim

Morata admits his chances going to the World Cup are slim

- Morata fears he could be excluded from Spain's squad to the World Cup

- The Chelsea forward is not having the times in terms of scoring goals

- Antonio Conte's side will play Liverpool in a crucial Premier League match

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has revealed he could miss being selected for the Spanish national team to the World Cup.

The former Real Madrid man has had a disappointing season at the London club and he knows his hopes of a Russia call-up hangs in the balance

The 25-year-old admits his under-performing season could result in him missing out on the World Cup in the summer.

The Spain international enjoyed a superb start to life at Chelsea following his big summer move from Los Blancos scoring six goals in his first six Premier League matches.

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Morata was left out of Spain's squad for friendlies against Germany and Argentina in March having scored just once in the top flight since December.

Morata knows his recent form could result in his exclusion in Julen Lopetegui's final squad for football's showpiece event next moth.

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"I would love to go to Russia," he told Marca. "It'd be really tough not to go, but that is a possibility.

"The joy if you're on the list can be great, but there's a need to realise that the year hasn't been the best and there's a chance of staying at home.

"I know my season hasn't been good. If I'd scored 30 goals then I'd say I'm sure of being on the list. Now I have to prepare for any outcome, but I'll fight to go until the last minute."

Morata also admitted his confidence has been affected by the quantity of missed chances this season, saying it has led to him not feeling "balanced mentally".

"I've earned quite a few points and that's my job," he added.

"I also know that I could have been better because I have also missed a lot of clear chances. I know I've not been myself.

"The head fails when you're not well and when you're not balanced mentally. I look back and I see the missed chances and I cannot believe it. I ask myself how I've missed that.

"One centimetre or two is what makes the difference between being ruined or succeeding."

Morata scored in Chelsea's 2-0 win in the FA Cup semi final match against Southampton and will be hoping to find his form again against Manchester United in the finals.

Antonio Conte's side will be playing Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in a Premier League match as they will be hoping to pursue a top four finish in the league.

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