Used to watch Spain on TV, now playing with them: Morata

Paris, June 18 (IANS) On a high after scoring a brace in Spain’s 3-0 victory over Turkey in the European Championship, striker Alvaro Morata said he still has trouble believing he is playing with the footballers he used to watch on television.

The Juventus and former Real Madrid striker scored twice as two-time defending champions Spain dismantled Turkey 3-0 in Friday’s Group D clash.

And afterwards, 23-year-old Morata admitted he still has to pinch himself at times.

“I am very happy with the team match, goals… Before these matches I used to watch Spain on television. I’m here now. It is a dream for me,” Morata was quoted as saying by Spanish TV channel Telecinco after the win.

“When things are going well people say that we do not score goals … we must follow and work. We played a great game against a difficult team.”

Morata praised the spirit within the team and was glad to see it translate to a fine performance on the field.

“The most important thing is that we have a great atmosphere. We laughed, we played … and that looks in the field,” he said.

Morata’s two goals against Turkey improved the striker’s tally to five international goals from 11 caps as he continued to build an impressive record for the Spanish team.

-IANS

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