Date: 11th October 2012 at 7:39pm
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Juan Mata is unhappy at being left out of the Spain squad to play World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and France, according to his Chelsea and international team-mate Fernando Torres.

The 24-year-old has been in great for for Chelsea, especially since he was rested during the last round of internationals. The diminutive Spaniard has scored four goals and made seven assists for the Blues this season and his link-up play with Eden Hazard and Oscar has been a joy to watch.

But there’s no room for him in the current Spanish squad according to Vincente Del Bosque and Mata’s disappointed by this, but Torres believes he’ll be back in the squad soon enough:

“He’s sad about not being here but the level at which he’s playing he doesn’t have to worry, it’s just a question of time before he returns.

“I’m sure that he has a very good present and future in this team and will be very important.”

Torres also spoke of the squad’s depth:

“These days it’s very tough to get in the national squad, we have very versatile players and this is very useful taking into account how the team plays.

“We are very fortunate to have many more than 23 capable players. We know how tough it is to be left out and we have to feel very fortunate.

“The national team does not always play with the same players, there are players who come in and others who go out. This is the great thing about this team, we have 23 players who can be starters.”

Well, it’s sad for Mata but Spain’s loss is Chelsea’s gain. Sitting a few games out did him the world of good in terms of his performances for us as he had a busy summer with Spain at the European Championships and the Olympics.

Source: Sporting Life