Alvaro Morata spent last two seasons on loan at Juventus after Real Madrid sold him on loan in 2014 but he was lucky to get a chance to return and prove himself again at the Spanish capital.
The 23-year-old who represented Spain at Euros 2016 as well as played a few successful games for Madrid since his return, has shown he has nothing else to prove on his abilities.
Image: Alvaro Morata
Morata claims he’s having the best time of his life at Los Blancos. Earlier in mid-August when he arrived Madrid, the player said: “It is a day of great joy for me. I’m back at home. It has been two long years and a long wait to return.
“I thank those who have trusted me. Sometimes you have to mature,” said the youngster at his unveiling.
“I have come to give my life, as I have always done.”
Morata did exactly what he promised, adding this time that he’ll “never regret the decision he made to re-join the Spanish giants”. The forward admits playing for Los Blancos is a chance he will cherish forever.
“It was difficult for me to be at the Euros and have five or six calls a day from different places,” Morata explained how he felt as big clubs struggled for his signatures while the European Championships lasted.
“I was focused and professional enough to cope with the situation I was in. I spoke to a lot of Coaches, but I told them that Real Madrid was my dream.
“I would have regretted it for the rest of my life if I hadn’t gone back to Real Madrid. Zidane called me and told me he wanted me in his team and that he had a lot of faith in me.
“I couldn’t be happier. I am living all my dreams and I just hope it lasts.”
Morata believes his teammate Gareth Bale will soon be the world’s best player, arguing also that Madrid play more entertaining football than arch-rivals Barcelona.
“In a few years, Bale will be the best player in the world without a doubt.
“The current European champions are Real Madrid and I would love to play badly and win the Champions League again.
“I like Madrid’s football more than Barca’s because it is more direct.”
“[Talking about what attractions the new Spain Coach Julen Lopetegui brings as La Roja prepare for matches against Belgium and Liechtenstein] Lopetegui is just what the Seleccion needed. Yesterday he told us that he had the same ambition as us. There are reasons for confidence.
“He makes all his players feel important.”
In his mid-August statement, Madrid president Florentino Perez said of Morata: “We are going to be able to count on one of the best strikers in the world, who we know and who has known the club since childhood.
“He has become one of the best. He has returned home, earning it with talent and the ability to sacrifice.”