Juventus
    28.09.2014 00:32 - in: Serie A S

    Morata happy to get off the mark

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    The summer acquisition has his say after opening his Bianconeri account during this evening’s success over Atalanta.

    After missing the best part of pre-season through injury, Alvaro Morata returned to the fold with a debut appearance during Juventus’ 2-0 victory over Udinese on 13 September.

    Fast forward two weeks and the Spaniard has now featured in each of Massimiliano Allegri’s side’s last four games with the latest against Atalanta seeing him get off the mark for the new campaign.

    Speaking to reporters in the mixed zone following tonight’s victory, the 21-year-old was understandably ecstatic with his inaugural strike in the black and white jersey: “It’s a great feeling: I’m really happy with the win and for my first goal.

    “I really wanted to score. I’d like to thank my team-mates and the backroom staff for the continuous support they give me. It’s not easy moving to a new league and settling in immediately.”

    Morata had replaced Fernando Llorente midway through the second-half and had nothing but good words to say for his compatriot: “I couldn’t ask for a better person alongside me: he’s helping me with everything since the move. He’s a great player and a top guy.”

    Speaking about his summer transfer from La Liga giants Real Madrid, the young Spaniard rounded things off by saying: “I really needed the move – it has given me a lot of confidence.

    “I feel that I can play in a variety of positions here and the manager will know how to utilise me well.”

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