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Sport Morata can become one of world's best forwards – Pirlo

07:25  25 november  2020
07:25  25 november  2020 Source:   goal.com

Alvaro Morata, the comeback

 Alvaro Morata, the comeback © Panoramic A strange career as that of Alvaro Morata. At 28, the Spain striker is no longer a prospect, but neither has he become the go-to striker his talent suggested. As if he was perpetually escorted by a cohort of doubts about him. So when he signed for Juventus Turin this summer, many observers, in Italy and elsewhere, imagined having to sit on the sidelines. However, after two months of competition, the Atlético Madrid defector has made his mark in Turin's squad.

Andrea Pirlo is keen to experiment with a three-pronged forward line for Juventus featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata . Unfortunately, we never had them together in good condition," the coach told reporters on Monday. "We are thinking of different solutions.

Andrea Pirlo is keen to experiment with a three-pronged forward line for Juventus featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata . Unfortunately, we never had them together in good condition," the coach told reporters on Monday. "We are thinking of different solutions.

Alvaro Morata can become one of the world's best forwards, according to Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo.

Alvaro Morata holding a baseball bat: Juventus forward Alvaro Morata © Getty Images Juventus forward Alvaro Morata

Morata scored a 92nd-minute winner to see Juventus edge Ferencvaros 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday, sealing progression from Group G.

The Spain forward's haul of five goals in four Champions League games this season equals his best tally in a single campaign in the competition, having managed five in 12 for Juve in 2014-15.

Pirlo believes Morata, who has seven goals in 10 games this season, can be among the world's best.

"He's a strong player, he just needed consistency and confidence," he told a news conference.

Khedira before the farewell at Juve

 Khedira before the farewell at Juve That Sami Khedira would face a difficult season was already foreseeable last summer. But the former German international, unlike Gonzalo Higuain or Blaise Matuidi, did not want to part with Juventus Turin prematurely. The receipt for this has not been a single nomination for the squad so far, so a farewell in winter seems likely. Italian media and Juve fans are calling for a stay.

Andrea Pirlo is keen to experiment with a three-pronged forward line for Juventus featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata . Unfortunately, we never had them together in good condition," the coach told reporters on Monday. "We are thinking of different solutions.

Andrea Pirlo is keen to experiment with a three-pronged forward line for Juventus featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata . "We've been thinking about it from the start. Unfortunately, we never had them together in good condition," the coach told reporters on Monday.

"If he's well mentally then he can do anything, he can become one of the best strikers around. If he trains well, if he's in good shape and he plays and he scores, he's a fundamental player not just for Juventus but also for his national team.


Video: The 20-man squad for the game against Villarreal (Real Madrid)

"We work to put him in the best condition, and then he is good at finalising what he does on the pitch."

Only Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland (six) has scored more goals than Morata in the Champions League this season, while Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has also netted five.

But Morata's big chance conversion – 100 per cent – is better than both Haaland (71.4) and Rashford (80), while his shot conversion rate, excluding blocks, is also better than that duo.

Ronaldo sets the example for everyone – Pirlo hails Juve forward after match-winning double

  Ronaldo sets the example for everyone – Pirlo hails Juve forward after match-winning double Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo added another couple of goals to his collection against Cagliari, much to the delight of boss Andrea Pirlo.The Portugal international scored twice in the space of four first-half minutes to take his tally for the season to eight goals in six appearances in all competitions.

Andrea Pirlo is keen to experiment with a three-pronged forward line for Juventus featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata despite an injury crisis in defence. He said of Dybala, who missed Argentina' s World Cup qualifiers this month with illness: "He' s better , he' s ready.

ANDREA PIRLO will play Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata together for the first time tonight. " First we give structure and balance to the team and then we will try to let all three play together." Argentine forward Dybala has struggled to fend off the thigh problem he picked up in the

His goal came after Cristiano Ronaldo cancelled out Myrto Uzuni's opener in Turin, the Portuguese star equalling Lionel Messi's record of 70 home goals in the Champions League.

"You don't always have to play well to win, but if you play well usually you win," Pirlo said.

"We had some difficulties, especially in terms of approach to the game. I had asked for a different attitude at the beginning of the game, because we knew the difficulties we would have faced.

"And indeed we had some, if you don't start your games in the best possible way then you are bound to face some trouble. However, the players have been good at reacting and chase the win until the end."

Pirlo not worried by inconsistent Juve but demands better concentration .
Juventus have drawn five Serie A games already this season, but Andrea Pirlo is staying calm in the face of an underwhelming start.The Juve and Italy legend saw his side held to a 1-1 draw by Benevento on Saturday, leaving the defending Serie A champions six points behind leaders Milan.

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