Morata reaffirms itself as the ‘9’

first_imgBut in his new role as scorer he is untouchable for Cholo. His chip changed on October 22, when he jumped into the field in the 70th minute made the winning goal against Bayer Leverkusen, in the end capital in the classification to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Until that time he had only been a little, on the first day against Getafe, but from his big header against the Germans would arrive others five consecutive matches (Athletic, Alavés, Sevilla, Leverkusen again and Espanyol), becoming the only light in attack of an Atlético completely dry beyond its ‘9’. After overcoming another drought of five games without scoring, the goal has returned to Morata, which adds three in the last four games (Osasuna, Betis and Barcelona). His ten goals, all in different matches, have had their ability as a common pattern at the first touch, Complicating the completion when you have had more to think about it. In nine of them he only needed a touch to send it to the network, while the other was in Germany with control and shot (two touches) cutting differences against Bayer Leverkusen. In addition, four of them have been with headers, skill in which it is one of the best in the world. Now he waits for Real Madrid, his former team and the one who really wants to dream of raising his first title as a rojiblanco. Highest relevanceSince arriving at the team almost a year ago, Morata had been a very important player for Simeone, who always had in mind a pair up formed by Madrid and Costa. However, it was not usual to see him finish the games, since it was a habitual change when he was starting and in games of maximum draft as against Juventus at home or Barcelona at the Camp Nou had started from the bench. Saudi Press Agency / dpa ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Correa and Morata celebrate the Argentine’s goal against Barcelona.Saudi Press Agency / dpa With his penalty goal against Barcelona, assuming responsibility from eleven meters at a key moment to end up classifying to the final of the Spanish Super Cup, Morata already accumulates 10 goals in the course of the year. He is the top scorer of the team with six goals over Correa, the other player more fit in attack and with whom he understands perfectly and João Félix, second and third in the list of scorers with four goals each. But against Barça, in addition to being the finalizer of the penalty, it was a capital player in the comeback. Morata had been unable to receive the ball with advantage in the first 75 minutes of the game, very close to the Oblak area and with a clearly defensive mission, trying to hold back the ball in attack to give oxygen to the team. However, since Atlético raised the pressure line, its participation began to be increasing and a great pass into space to Vitolo ended up leading to the penalty which Morata himself finished. After provoking with a good ride by the band the center that was diverted by hand by Piqué without the referee or the VAR pointing out a penalty, also left a pass to the perfect gap to Correa after taking a stunt with Piqué so that the Argentine did the definite goal that gave Atleti the victory.center_img Atlético continues to probe the transfer market to prop up the lead with a ram that helps increase the scoring figures of the team, now on the rise. While follow the tug of war with PSG by Cavani, where the French are reluctant to let him out in JanuaryMorata has taken advantage of Diego Costa’s absence due to injury and has settled in the position of ‘9’ rojiblanco. The 27-year-old has taken a step forward with the loss of the Spanish-Brazilian, operated by a cervical disc herniation Y He has completed eleven of Atlético’s last twelve games, coming out replaced only against Espanyol in the 80th minute (has played 1070 minutes of the team’s last 1080). Morata is known important, essential in a template where you have no alternative (Saponjic has not even debuted as a rojiblanco) and has accepted the challenge by showing his best face. last_img

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