Ex-Real Madrid man Alvaro Morata has said it will be impossible for the current Spain squad to repeat the success the previous generation of players had for the national side.
The La Roja side between 2008 and 2012 will go down as one of the greatest teams to ever play the beautiful game after they won two consecutive European Championships with a World Cup sandwiched between.
But their success came to an abrupt halt in Brazil in the summer when the World Cup holders crashed out of the tournament at the first round. Many of the side that was so successful have been moved on to allow younger players their chance to shine at international level.
Morata, one of those youngsters, says the previous generation will be an impossible act to follow.
“I have found that the current Spain team are group with lots of enthusiasm but aware it is impossible to repeat what has been achieved,” the 22-year-old Madrid-based daily AS.
“It is hard to follow one of the best teams in history, that won playing great football. It is very difficult to overcome, but we will try.”
He also spoke of his happiness at playing for Juventus and says he feels at home already after his summer switch from the Santiago Bernabeu. “I’ve adapted quickly to the country and the way they play there. I am very happy at Juventus and I have to repay the confidence they have placed in me and to have the best time possible.”