|Desc||The Madrid-born forward spent time in Atlético before joining Getafe as a youth player in 2007. Just 12 months later, Real Madrid came knocking on the door and snapped Morata up on a free transfer. He seven years as a Real Madrid player - split in two because of a move to Juventus - before leaving for Chelsea in 2017. But Morata couldn’t be kept away from his home city, and the forward sealed a loan move back to where it all started for him at Atlético Madrid during the January transfer window|
|Org||Spain National Team|
|Club as Player||Chelsea FC|
2016 09 09 Retrieve
[Spain forward Alvaro Morata says he is ready to fight for a starting spot in his second spell with Real Madrid] In the two years at Juventus, I learned so much about what I should not do when I was in Madrid: get onto the pitch anxious to try to prove everything in a few minutes. Since that first experience in Madrid, I have grown so much. [Fernando] Morientes, who was my idol, he told me that I had to leave and then return. I listened to him and I did well. It is clear that if I had gone to another team, I would have played more, but Real is my dream and I want to try to make it happen
2017 12 16 Retrieve
[Alvaro Morata reveals the secret behind his strong heading ability] When I was seven or eight, I got a trampoline. My dad used to say to me all the time, ‘come on with the head’ and then pass the ball to me as I jumped. I really think it’s helped my heading game because I practiced this all the time with my dad. I found it funny when I was little to jump high and head or kick the ball, but it helped me for the future as well because the aerial game is one of my good points
2020 04 19 Retrieve
[Morata admits regrets over leaving Atletico Madrid youth system] When I was a kid, I was a ballboy at Atletico. Then I went through a period where I didn’t enjoy it so much. You know, it’s the path a young kid goes down to be a professional. You start with agents, sponsors. I felt a lot of pressure, I wasn’t starting games.
I thought about leaving. Then I spent a year at Getafe and, you know what, it was an amazing year. Then I went to Real Madrid, but my dad and I used to go to the Vicente Calderon and I dreamed of playing there. However, unfortunately, I had to play there for other clubs and not with Atletico, but I always wanted to. What I have lived stays, but now I am happier than ever.
[Morata also spoke about the toughest defenders he has faced in his career] [Giorgio] Chiellini, I don’t know if he does it on purpose, but when he meets me, he always destroys me. Sergio Ramos is also a tough defender, while when you go against [Virgil] Van Dijk it seems like you hit a mountain
2020 04 20 Retrieve
[Alvaro Morata says he regrets playing for Real Madrid] Unfortunately, I had to play for other clubs [Real Madrid and Chelsea] and not with Atletico, but I always wanted to. What I have lived stays, but now I am happier than ever. I thought about leaving [Atletico]. Then I spent a year at Getafe and, you know what, it was an amazing year. Then I went to Real Madrid, but my dad and I used to go to the Vicente Calderon and I dreamed of playing there