Time to talk about Alvaro Morata’s tradition of scoring against his former clubs and how much this could affect Juventus later today at the Metropolitano.
With the Atletico Madrid vs Juventus match just a few hours away, it’s time to talk about the history that striker Alvaro Morata has of scoring against his former clubs.
The former Real Madrid player has a history with the Vecchia Signora and he has a good record in the Champions League, his performances with Juventus were actually the reason that manager Diego Simeone decided to sign the Spanish forward.
We have to go back to the 2014-2015 season, one in which Morata was a Juventus player serving a loan for Real Madrid and completely taking Serie A by storm.
The Spaniard faced Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinals, Los Blancos believed they would have an easy couple of matches against the Italian club but they weren’t counting on Alvaro Morata to spoil the party for them.
The striker scored the goal that eliminated Los Blancos from the competition and effectively got the Italian manager fired, this is something that Diego Simeone never forgot and one of the reasons he decided to give Alvaro a chance on his squad after realizing that he was suffering at Chelsea for so long.
🤔 Can you think of any others? pic.twitter.com/LrrFNGCtV1
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 18, 2019
In fact, Morata did actually score against Real Madrid again during the latest Madrid Derby at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The striker began celebrating the goal he scored but the referee decided to disallow it, something that really frustrated Alvaro Morata.
The Spanish striker was about to anger many of his former Real Madrid followers because he would’ve celebrated his goal against Los Blancos, but the referee prevented him from proving that he is now the enemy of the club that he represented for so many years.
All these trades are among what Diego Simeone was looking for in a striker, his plan is to create an attacking trio formed by Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa, and Alvaro Morata himself in what could easily become one of the most lethal squads in the continent.
The first test of this new trio could come later today when Atletico Madrid play against Juventus, the Spanish player spoke to Diario AS ahead of the match and revealed some secrets about his new life with the Colchoneros.
Morata knows that he has the skills to score a goal against another one of his former clubs, manager Diego Simeone is counting on it.
During the last time when Alvaro Morata eliminated Real Madrid when he was still a Juventus player, the Spaniard was not only important in the Champions League but in the Coppa Italia too.
During the final against AC Milan, Alvaro actually scored the winning goal during extra time and proved that he is the type of player who can be trusted by the manager to deliver important victories with his goals.
During that season with Juventus, Morata reached the Champions League final but lost it against FC Barcelona.
This season should be another opportunity for Alvaro to get as far as he can in the competition, his extra motivation is that the Colchoneros will play the final at the Metropolitano.
“Atletico Madrid is actually the perfect squad for me,” said Morata on Diario AS.
“I love to run, defend, and make a massive effort all the time. If I tell you the truth, the first contact I had with Diego Simeone was three and a half years ago.”
“I gave the manager my word that I would come to Atletico as soon as I could do it. It wasn’t possible to come before that, it wasn’t really up to me. I did give him my word.”
“Now that I finally came, this was actually the time in which I didn’t talk too much with Simeone. We were able to make it happen, I am going to give everything for this shirt.”
Entrenamiento para el choque de la Liga de Campeones vs Juventus. pic.twitter.com/46z1bE2j4I
— Morata; (@SpainsProdigy) February 18, 2019
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