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Alvaro Morata is proud to be back at Atletico Madrid 

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On the day of his presentation with Atletico Madrid, Alvaro Morata explained why he made this choice and revealed his ball-boy days at the club.

Now that Alvaro Morata has been officially presented as the latest Atletico Madrid transfer, the striker took some time to explain why he made this decision, how he thinks he can help out the squad and he also spoke about the early days when he was a ball boy for the club.

To those who don’t remember from reading his biography, Alvaro Morata was actually a Colchonero from a very early age but destiny decided that he needed to play for Real Madrid when he was much older.

It’s almost as if a cycle got completed this Monday with his return to Manzanares, Atletico Madrid was always his very first home and only he understands what it means to be a Madrid-born player who now has the pleasure of saying he represented the city’s top two clubs.

While there may be a lot of supporters who still don’t approve of Morata’s arrival to Atletico Madrid, the player should be able to win them back with a brace or a hat-trick he gets to score with the Colchoneros as soon as he gets the opportunity.

On his very first interview as an Atletico Madrid player, Morata spoke about several topics related to his new adventure.

“There were times where I had to wait at the gate with my father because, as ballboys, we had to be at the game two hours before it started,” said Morata via Marca.

“I would enjoy myself and watch Atletico. Whenever I see a ballboy, I see myself.”I dreamt of someday being on that pitch.”

“I am proud to be here,” he added.

“I know the stadium, I know the shirts; I am very happy and proud to be here.”

“I cannot wait to train, to be with my teammates and, above all, to be able to play here.”

“I am very happy because it means so much to be here,” he added.

“I’ve been thinking about it for a long time, and I’ve seen the team’s last few matches. I’ve experienced them like I was already here.”

“I felt like I was part of the team long ago, thanks to my teammates and the club. I am very motivated.”

“I am going to give my all for this shirt and for this club. Everybody knows what Simeone has done for this club. I can’t wait to work with him, he is one of the best managers there are today,” he concluded.

The new Atletico Madrid transfer was already spotted training with his teammates this Monday, it happened after the presentation and after signing his new loan contract with the club.

The Colchoneros actually have the right to not buy the player after the 18 months of the loan have passed, this would happen only if manager Diego Simeone isn’t happy with the player’s level of performance.

However, Alvaro Morata is convinced that he has what it takes to play at the highest level of performance as he has already done during his time at Juventus a few years back.

Morata comes as a new alternative for Atletico Madrid’s striker position, given that Diego Costa is currently going through a very difficult season in regards to injuries.

The Colchoneros’ top objective this year will be to play the UEFA Champions League final, which will take place at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the city of Madrid.

Atletico Madrid wants to make it all the way to that final at their own stadium, Morata’s arrival must help them reach that target this season.

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