Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is adamant his time will come at the Spanish club.
The talented 21-year-old forward has been forced to play second fiddle to Karim Benzema at Real Madrid so far this season but he’s insistent that he will get his chance to lead the team’s attack.
Morata is one of the most talented young forwards in Europe and someone Tottenham Hotspur tried strongly to sign in the last transfer window, as part of the Gareth Bale deal.
Morata has made just one start for the side this season with eight of his appearances coming as a substitute, suggesting he’s showing great patience at the club when there would be plenty of sides interested in giving him a way out.
“There is no disillusion. Last year I played in around 16 games and this year I´ve already played in nine. I think I´ll beat that number. Anything that is an improvement is good news. I am young, I´m in one of the most important clubs in the world and there's no need to rush things along. My moment will come,” he told Marca.
His comments suggest that any club looking to make an offer for him this winter when the January transfer window opens, may be wasting their time.
He’s been brought up at a club where he’s been watching the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and other great Real Madrid players achieve success, fame and fortune and he seems to want a piece of it.
His chances of progressing in the side will be enhanced if Real Madrid part ways with French striker Benzema, who has also been linked with several clubs ahead of the January window.
The fans have often made their desire to see him lead the attack known at home matches in the Bernabeu and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed he’s part of the plans for this season.
Morata’s job is to make the most of any chance he’s given in terms of a start but for any side looking to buy him this season, it may all be a bit pointless until at last next summer.
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