Last night, Spain entered the competition in this Euro 2020. In Seville, Luis Enrique’s men faced a much less scary Sweden since the announcement of the package of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And on the ground, this was confirmed. La Roja had full control of the ball and the Scandinavians only spent their time defending and hoping for a miracle against. Despite everything, Alexander Isak’s partners managed to hold their hosts in check (0-0).
A sad draw which, despite the strong Spanish domination, caused a wave of criticism against the European champions 2008 and 2012. And unsurprisingly, it is Alvaro Morata who is the player most targeted by these criticisms. . Player least rated by our editorial staff yesterday, the Juventus striker pays dearly for his many failures, including this face-to-face in the 38th minute.
The Spanish and Italian media did not miss Morata
In Spain, several newspapers did not spare the Madrilenian: “The horrible evening of Morata” (El Mundo), “What have you done Morata?” (Mundo Deportivo), “Morata was especially bad against goal (Sport). So many spades sent, because many wonder about the choice of Luis Enrique to have started Morata at the expense of Gerard Moreno (23 goals in 33 La Liga games this season). And that’s not all.
Besides the Spanish press, the Italian media did not miss the opportunity to highlight Morata’s poor performance. “Morata does not sting” (Tuttosport), “Morata disappoints” (La Stampa), “Morata was wrong” (La Repubblica). At a time when the Spaniard wants to continue at Juventus, the latter has not really shown himself in his best light. But within La Roja, everyone is standing up to support the struggling striker.
Starting with coach Luis Enrique. “I saw those who applauded him and I only watch that. As a coach, I have to protect certain things. Alvaro was good in attack and defense. He has character. He hasn’t scored and has to deal with it, but he’s used to it. “ Support also present with its partners such as Aymeric Laporta. “At worst, he’ll score three goals next time and shut all mouths. “ That’s all the harm we can wish him.