This Euro was starting to become a real ordeal for Alvaro Morata (28). Attacker for the Spanish selection, the goalscorer for Juventus (again on loan from Atlético de Madrid) was criticized for a huge lack of efficiency. Enough to lose nerves for some, especially after the two draws of La Roja against Sweden (0-0) and Poland (1-1).
Scorer against Robert Lewandowski’s side, Morata, who missed a penalty against Slovakia (5-0), was clearly singled out and many demanded relegation on the sidelines and the promotion of Gerard Moreno. But Luis Enrique held on. And yesterday, his bet paid off. Author of the 4-3 goal at the start of extra time against Croatia, Morata experienced this achievement as a deliverance.
“I thank the supporters for the support they show us every day. They don’t let us down and neither do we. In the last few weeks, we have seen things that have not been pleasant for me, nor acceptable, but the majority of Spain supported me. I dedicate this goal to my wife, my children, my family and all those who support me. You often have to go through difficult times and suffer to know how to make the most of the good times ”, he told the media.
A joy, obviously, for his coach. “I don’t think there is a single coach in the world who doesn’t admire, value and praise a player like Alvaro Morata. He’s able to give you continuity, he defends like he’s a central defender, he dominates in the air, he scores goals, he’s strong. We must really appreciate having Alvaro in the national team. “ And he intends to see Morata shine against Switzerland next Friday!