"He remains in our thoughts and his chances of going to the World Cup remain intact," Lopetegui said. "He will have an extraordinary end to his season and will have great numbers to make it to the World Cup."
Dropped by Chelsea, Morata might lose WCup spot with Spain →
Lopetegui said Friday he did not include Morata in his 24-strong squad because he hasn't played much recently, but added that the player still has a chance of making it to the World Cup in Russia.
Morata left out of Spain squad, Diego Costa returns →