Former Real Madrid and Juventus striker,Alvaro Morata, has opened up about who thinks is key in tonight’s clash against his former team.
“The Wanda Metropolitano must be like a blockhouse. Whatever is inside is our’s and nobody is allowed to take it away. Griezmann will be the key for us, Cristiano for them. We’ll do anything we can to stop him. It’s like a final for us”.
The Atletico Madrid striker has failed to score in his first three matches since he returned to his boyhood club.
Speaking to TVE ahead of tonight’s clash, the player expressed his desire to celebrate if he opens his account against Juventus, despite having played for Juventus.
Morata spent two seasons in Italy between 2014 to 2016. He believes his connection to Atletico fans supersedes downplaying the first goal.
“I will, for all the Atletico Madrid people. There are the same people that used to be there the day I left. And now I am here again”.
Record Against former clubs
In 2015, Morata scored against his former club Real Madrid when he was a striker of Juventus. His goal at the Santiago Bernabeu allowed the Old Lady to qualify to the final which she lost 3-1 against Barcelona. Morata did also score in the final.
The Atletico striker finished the interview with praise for team mate and goal keeper, Jan Oblak.
“Last year he made a save [when I was] with Chelsea,” said Morata.
“I asked him [how he did it] and he said that it’s instinct.
“He’s the best goalkeeper in the world.”