Mata unconcerned by Spain omission
Chelsea star Juan Mata insists he will not allow his recent omission from the Spain squad to affect his performances.
Mata played a key role as Chelsea came from behind to beat Spurs 4-2 on Saturday, as the former Valencia man grabbed a second half brace. Mata was left out of Spain's squad to face Belarus and France, despite his fine performances of late, but the 24-year-old insists he just wants to concentrate on Chelsea. "I don't know (whether anyone was watching from Spain). I just try to improve with every Chelsea game I play," he said. "I just wanted to do my best for my team and in this moment I am feeling really well. "I had another chance for a goal but Fernando (Torres) was in a better position than me to score. But the most important thing for me was victory. Before the game we wanted to stay top of the league and we are still there." Mata has made 19 appearances and scored six goals for Spain since making his debut in 2009, the midfielder also scored the final goal in their 4-0 win over Italy in the Euro 2012 final and was included as one of three overage players in the Spain Olympic squad.