Reports have claimed that Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella is hoping for a call-up to the Spain squad in the upcoming international break.

According to The Sun, the defender is hoping that his recent turnaround in form will be enough to see him called up for the fixtures that include facing Erling Haaland’s Norway.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed a strong resurgence in recent games, after not being included in a number of squads by manager Graham Potter.

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He made his first appearance back in the crucial Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund, when he was required to play in the back three amid Benoit Badiashile’s absence in that competition.

A dominant performance saw him pick up the man of the match award, with him firmly stablishing himself as a viable option again.

He maintained his place for the Premier League match against Leicester City, and impressed again as the Blues made it a three-game winning run.

Cucurella hoping for international call-up

With Thiago Silva out injured, the defenders who were fit were forced to step up to the plate and fill the exceptionally large void.

Cucurella has certainly done his part in that, and is now thinking of representing his country as a result.

The Sun have claimed that the Spaniard is hoping for what would be his second appearance for the international side in the upcoming fixtures.

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The break is coming at the worst possible time for the Blues, who have begun to actually win games under Potter.

They were recently on a run of just two wins in 18 games, when discussions over the future of the manager were reigning supreme.

However, three wins in a row has put that to bed for now, and Cucurella’s turn of fortunes has certainly helped that be the case.

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