Czech Republic's Roman Hubnik and Pavel Kaderabek in action with Spain's Alvaro Morata
Arsenal legend and former England striker Ian Wright was not impressed with Spanish forward Alvaro Morata following on from the defending European Champions' narrow win over Czech Republic, as he offered his thoughts on the Juventus player as part of ITV's coverage on Monday.
Morata was frequently pulled wide as he joined Spain's intricate build up game, which in turn left Vincent del Bosque's side toothless in attack. The forward hit the target in two of his four attempts on goal, but created no opportunities for teammates despite vacating his attacking position to get on the ball.
Spain's Alvaro Morata has a shot saved by Czech Republic's Petr Cech
And 52-year-old Wright, a goalscoring machine during his spells at Arsenal and Crystal Palace, felt the Spanish international has much to improve on, a telling criticism given the rumours linking the 23-year-old to the Emirates and the Premier League by publications such as the Mirror.
"I think he's going to have to learn how Spain do it," Wright is quoted by the Mirror as saying of Morata. "They've got so many quality players in that midfield area who can find him."
Though there is little doubt surrounding the striker's ability as a footballer, his goalscoring record makes him a risky purchase for big money.
Morata is still yet to reach double figures in the league in a top flight season, despite having played for top teams in both Spain and Italy.
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Though he hasn't always been an automatic choice for Juventus or Real Madrid, , it is still a surprise to see his top scoring league season in La Liga or Serie A only being eight goals - achieved once in Spain and in his first season in Turin.
Across all competitions, Morata netted 12 times in 47 matches for Juve in the campaign just gone, though the forward has a trio of strikes to his name for his country.
And with experts such as Wright wanting him to lead the line better, until he gets a run of matches in his favoured central attacking position, it is unlikely to be clear just how good a goalscorer Morata can become.
Czech Republic's Roman Hubnik in action with Spain's Alvaro Morata