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Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has been in inspired form as he spearheaded their come-from-behind victory over Tottenham on Saturday with a stunning brace. The Spaniard was surprisingly overlooked by national team coach Vicente Del Bosque but the player insists that he is more focused on performing consistently for Chelsea, reported the London Evening Standard.
While summer arrivals Eden Hazard and Oscar grabbed the limelight earlier in the season, Mata has been Chelseaâ€™s breakout star this season. The attacking midfielder has scored 6 goals in his last five games as Chelsea sit comfortably at the top of the Premier League. Mata has so far made 12 appearances for the Blues, playing a key role in ensuring their strong run in the Champions League as well.
Mata said after the commendable victory at White Hart Lane, â€œI don't know [whether anyone was watching from Spain]. I just try to improve with every Chelsea game I play. I just wanted to do my best for my team and in this moment I am feeling really well.â€
The Spain squad has several top players and Mataâ€™s brilliant performances have so far failed to secure him a spot with the La Furia Roja. However, if the 24 year-old continues to impress for the Blues, he could become an integral part of their first team by the 2014 World Cup.
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