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The Spanish striker for Juventus, Álvaro Morata, assured in the press conference prior to the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Villarreal that He is “very happy” and that, if it were up to him, he would “always” stay at the Turin club.
Morata, ex Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid, It was one of the names that sounded the most during the winter market due to the interest of Barcelona. The striker, despite the fact that he was able to leave, finally did not leave the ranks led by the Italian Massimiliano Allegri, a coach who has always shown his confidence in the Spanish international.
“I spoke with the coach when the market closed, about the team and his idea. He told me that the arrival of Vlahovic would help me, and it has. I am happy to be here and if it were up to me I would always be here”declared in the press conference prior to the match against Villarreal.
“I have always felt Allegri’s trust, he is the first to ask me a lot, he knows me. He told me that I had to stay and that he trusted me, I have to respond to him on the pitch”, he added.
The man from Madrid also spoke about the arrival at the club of the Serbian Dusan Vlahovic, something that has now placed him on the left wing: “The position in which I play does not matter, the important thing is that Juve win and the performances invite optimism”.
“Vlahovic already had tomorrow’s game in his eyes today. This is something that gives everyone hope, we hope that tomorrow he scores for the first time in the Champions League”, said the striker.
The Juventus of Turín travels to Castellón diminished by the important ones casualties of the Italians Leo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini in defense; and that of the Argentinian Paulo Dybala in attack, but Morata trusts a team that, in his words, has “many goals”.
“We came into the game with a different dynamic, being positive. We can’t wait to play tomorrow. The arrivals of Zakaria and Vlahovic have been good for us”.
“We still have many goals, we want to dream because we work hard every day. The Champions League is open. It’s hard to say how far we can go, this competition is based on details and luck influences. We will have to give it our all,” she stated.
Regarding his rival, Morata stated that Villarreal is a complicated team, but that they already know what they have to do.
“Tomorrow we have an important test, it’s difficult to win in ‘Champions’, but it’s also difficult to beat us. Villarreal has clear ideas, plays good football and moves well with and without the ball. We will have to be complete and give little, we already know what to do”, he sentenced.
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