The massive man has performed for a number of the best groups in Europe, and we wrote about him in our August 2013 problem.
Alvaro Morata – Chelsea and Spain
Welcome to our web page on Alvaro Morata, the Spanish striker who has performed at a number of the greatest golf equipment on the earth. At Actual Madrid, Juventus, and now Chelsea, he has scored targets and can most likely play a job for Spain on the World Cup afterward this yr.
Expertise Scout (August 2013)
Alvaro Morata, the highest scorer for Spain as they received this summer time’s European Beneath-21 championship in Israel, was the archetypal supersub. He scored 4 targets in 5 matches, leaving the bench for a spot of opportune end-of-game lock-picking to safe the factors.
Every time Julen Lopetegui’s aspect wanted the momentum to swing their means, the coach would flip swiftly to the Actual Madrid frontman to assist Spain retain their under-21 crown.
High scorer with six targets when Spain received the euro Beneath-19s in 2011, Morata was the essence of time and movement effectivity all through Israel 2013.
In Spain’s opener in opposition to Russia he headed residence the one purpose of the sport lower than 20 minutes after getting into the fray. He then got here off the bench in opposition to Germany and once more scored the one purpose of the sport, securing all three factors within the last 4 minutes. Within the beginning line-up for the final group sport, versus Holland, he was on track as soon as extra in a Three-Zero victory, earlier than getting on the scoresheet as a second-half substitute within the Three-Zero semi-final victory over Norway.
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Due to his energy within the air, his capability as an attacking pivot, good motion and a sheer starvation for targets, Morata typically has been in comparison with former Actual Madrid and Spain centre-forward Fernando Morientes.
However much more satisfying for the teen are the clear similarities between his profession and that of his boyhood hero: Madrid legend Raul.
Each strikers handed by means of the Atletico Madrid academy, each made their Actual Madrid senior debuts at Zaragoza’s La Romareda Stadium – Morata’s La Liga bow coming again in December 2010 – and each have had the honour of being the highest scorer at a ecu Beneath-21 finals (Raul ending high of the competitors’s goal-grabbing charts in 1996).
Having joined Actual from Getafe as a youth, in an ideal world he’ll develop into a completely fledged member of the membership’s first-team squad this season. To take action, he simply has to hope that he doesn’t endure the perennial downside of all Bernabeu cantera (graduates): the big-name squeeze.
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