Alvaro Morata believes his team-mates are on course to end the club’s 20-year Coppa Italia drought when they face Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday evening.
Due to his red card against Fiorentina in the semi-final second leg, the 22-year-old, who hit the winner in this evening’s 2-1 Serie A triumph away at Inter, will be unable to feature in Italy’s capital.
Despite his absence, Morata revealed in the mixed zone that he is backing Juventus to “give it their all” and secure a second trophy of the season: “I’m sorry that I won’t be able to be there, but it’s always like that for me - I’m never happy when I don’t play.
“I’m convinced, however, that my team-mates will give it their all to win the cup. Today we showed that the team always wants to win, just like the boss tells us. It doesn’t matter who plays.”
Casting his mind back to the decisive goal which handed the Bianconeri their 78th overall victory against their Derby d’Italia rivals Inter, Morata acknowledged he was fortunate for his strike before going on to shed light on his sunglasses celebration.
“I was a bit lucky with my goal, but that’s football. Their opening goal was also a tad fortuitous. The sunglasses were just there, I don’t know where they came from. Bonucci handed them to me and I put them on!”
The young Spaniard, who now has eight Serie A goals for the campaign, equalling his La Liga tally for Real Madrid last season, also heaped praise on Marco Storari following the goalkeeper’s fine double stop towards the end of this evening’s encounter.
“I congratulated him after the game, he was decisive. He’s a fantastic team-mate and a great goalkeeper and always gives everything he’s got for the team. I’m happy for him.”