EURO 2020: Morata hits back at criticism

EURO 2020: Morata hits back at criticism

Spain forward Alvaro Morata has fired back at the criticism directed towards him after he missed key chances in his side's barren draw with Sweden. 

Spain dominated the match but could not see the back of the net, registered 917 passes compared to Sweden's 162. Morata was blamed after the match after he side-footed wide from a great position through on goal in the first half.

The 28-year-old has insisted the criticism doesn't affect him as Spain prepare to take on Poland in Group E on Saturday night.

"I've taken this situation very normally," Morata said.

"I've been working since the Under-17s to be here and play these tournaments. I can't be liked by everyone. When there are criticisms you have to respect them but listen to little and work."

"In a match, things happen so fast that you don't have time to think. The goalkeeper [Robin Olsen] did very well [to close the space] and I had to adjust to the post." 

"I don't know if tomorrow the ball will enter the goal, but I will give 200 percent every time I play for Spain. It is normal that when you draw a game and you deserve to win it, it costs you sleep.

"The opinion of the people does not change my mood. If I score I will be happy for the people who are always with me, but I am doing great. The most important thing I have done is lead a normal life, be with my teammates. Everything we do here is important."

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