Arsenal star Takehiro Tomiyasu looked surprised after learning that Liverpool's Thiago was not named in the Spain squad for the 2022 World Cup.
The 31-year-old Reds midfielder was left out of his nation's final 26-man lineup, despite being named in the preliminary squad.
Thiago was not picked for the last national squad in September due to injury. At the time, Enrique stated that the door was 'not closed' on any player searching for a way back in to the setup.
He also selected Atletico Madrid duo Marcos Llorente and Koke, PSG's Carlos Soler and Manchester City's Rodri.
His exclusion was met with surprise by many fans - and Arsenal's Tomiyasu seems to have felt the same way.
Tomiyasu reacts to Thiago exclusion
Tomiyasu was asked by Spanish outlet AS to name his favourite player from the Spain squad, to which he replied with the name of Thiago - unaware that the midfielder was not in the squad.
Takehiro Tomiyasu names his favourite Spain national team player: “Thiago.”— afcstuff (@afcstuff) November 22, 2022
Journalist: “Thiago Alcantara? He’s not coming [to the World Cup].”
Tomiyasu: “He’s not coming?! Sorry, I didn’t know that!”
[AS] #afc pic.twitter.com/9u1s8PABgA
Upon being told the news, he appeared to be shocked in his response: "He's not coming?"
The defender then laughed, before adding: "Oh, ok. Sorry, I didn't know!"
Thiago was a regular at Euro 2020 last year, appearing in four of Spain's five games.
But he has not added to his 46 caps in 2022, and will end the year without a cap for the first time since 2012 - the year after the Liverpool midfielder made his senior debut.
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