Alvaro Morata (30), who was able to leave Atletico Madrid this summer, achieved a remarkable turnaround. He scored two goals in the ‘Madrid derby’ against Real Madrid and became the star of the big match.
Morata led the team to victory by scoring two goals in the 6th round home game of the Spanish Primera Liga (La Liga) against Real Madrid held at City Bath Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain at 4 a.m. on the 25th (Korean time). Atletico Madrid, led by Morata’s performance, defeated Real Madrid 3-1.
Morata hit Real Madrid’s net in the fourth minute of the first half. He scored the first goal by heading a cross from Samuel Linou (23) from the left side at the right time. In the first minute of the second half, when the team was leading 2-1, Saul Niguez (28) hit a cross on his head, widening the lead. After scoring a goal, he ran to the home fans and cheered, sending the stadium into a frenzy.
This season, Morata scored 5 goals in 5 games in La Liga and ranked first in scoring along with Robert Lewandowski (35, Barcelona). It shows a record scoring figure of 1 goal per 62.2 minutes. The poor goal-scoring ability that has followed him throughout his career is not showing up at the beginning of this season.토토사이트
However, we may not be able to see Morata’s performance at Atletico Madrid this season. Atletico Madrid tried to let Morata go last summer if a suitable offer came to him. Matteo Moretto, a reporter for the Spanish media outlet Lelevo, said on the 25th (Korean time) through social networking services (SNS), “Many clubs have inquired about Morata throughout the summer. AC Milan, Inter, AS Roma, Juventus, and Saudi teams.”
He continued, “There was no club that could spend the 20 million euros (about 28.4 billion won) that Atlético Madrid demanded. “His buyout clause was 21 million euros (about 29.8 billion won),” he said. “Atlético Madrid decided to keep Morata. “He has agreed to extend his contract until 2027 to give him confidence,” he added.
Diego Simeone (53, Argentina) coach, who played pre-season in Korea this summer, was captured having a conversation with Morata at the Seongnam FC clubhouse. Later, at a press conference before the team’s K-League match, Coach Simeone said, “I had a conversation with Morata and I am satisfied with him. “I think he can do better.”
Morata, who ultimately stayed, is repaying coach Simeone’s faith with his decisiveness that has reached its peak. He, who has not been able to settle down properly in any one place due to frequent transfers to Real Madrid, Juventus, and Chelsea, is finding a place in his hometown.