The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been congratulating Marcos Alonso on his first call-up to the Spanish national team. Chelsea tweeted their congratulations to Alonso, with a link to the club’s website for more details. The Spaniard has been one of the key figures of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea since signing for the club back in summer 2016 and chipped in with key goals and assists as the Blues won the Premier League last season.
Chelsea fans propping our bar up are finally able to congratulate their marauding wingback on his first call-up for Spain, as the left-sided defender makes a late surge to be included in his country’s World Cup squad for Russia. The 2010 World Cup champions face both finalists from the 2014 tournament next week in Germany and Argentina as they make their final preparations before going to Russia.
Alonso will be rivalling Barcelona’s Jordi Alba for a starting spot in the Spanish backline and if he can get some minutes under his belt and impress internationally like he does for Chelsea then there’s no reason that La Roja won’t opt for the ex-Fiorentina man when they face Portugal, Iran and Morocco in Russia this summer.
Taking that into account, here’s the verdict from our local Blues:
Its a really deserved call up for all the hard work since we signed him #CFC
— CHELSEA FC #CFC (@GarinCFC1905) 20 March 2018
Totally deserved! You’ve been brilliant
— John Elliott (@JLampard8) 20 March 2018
Alonso is one of the reasons why Chelsea have not stumbled too far ! A left back who can score goals and freekicks is a talent that knows no bounds!
— Ram (@ram_k_007) March 20, 2018
Congrats Alonso it’s long overdue.
— Kevin the Blue (@Kevin35416759) March 20, 2018
I must admit I didn't like you in the beginning at Chelsea , but you've worked so so hard to be where you are today. Well done
— Prudence (@Prudenc69283326) March 20, 2018
Keep up the good work mate. #Ktbffh
— Arjun Dalui (@183_aRJUNhERE) 21 March 2018