Monday 15th of August in Madrid. The capital is empty because today is bank holiday in Spain and everybody is enjoying the beach. However, it’s a big day at Santiago Bernabéu stadium for Álvaro Morata. The forward has been unveiled at the stadium several days after his signing was made official.
The Madrid born striker was very happy and he said several times he came back to bring glory to his club. Two years ago he left Madrid for Juventus, where he played a final of Champions League scoring a very important goal at Bernabeu, meaning to knock out his beloved team: “I’ll give everything to score a goal in the semifinal of the Champions League”, he remembered.
It’s not going to be easy for Morata. He knows he has to fight with Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale for a place in the team: “I’d like to play every Sunday and I’m going to fight. I talked with Zidane and he gave me the confidence. BBC is from another world. If I only thought about me, I’d be playing tennis or chess”, Morata said about the possibilities of playing in the team.
Morata was raised at the club and for him was a very especial day: “Today is a very happy day. I’m back home, it’s been two long years and I had to wait a lot but I need to be mature. I’m going to give my life for Real Madrid”, the forward said.
The striker was unveiled in the Bernabéu stadium with Florentino Pérez as the host. The president wanted to give all the support to the player: “We’re going to have one of the best strikers in the world, who knows the club since he was a child. He has become one of the best. He’s coming back home, thanks to his talent and sacrifice”, Pérez said. On Tuesday it will time for Asensio, who will be unveiled at Bernabéu.