‘I’ve one of the best ahead of me’

Alvaro Morata says that he must continue to work day by day at Real Madrid for his chance as he has ‘one of the best strikers in the world’ in front of him.

The 20-year-old is the alternative striker for Madrid this season behind Karim Benzema and, in the Frenchman’s continued struggles in front of goal, netted at the weekend in the comeback win at Levante.

Even so, the striker is not getting carried away and has acknowledged Benzema’s standing in the team.

“I’m enjoying this moment normally, relaxed,” mused Morata to reporters today.

“I know that I have to work, that I have one of the best strikers in the world in front of me and that I have to go day by day and keep working.

“I’m training well and if I get the opportunity then I will try to take advantage.”

Morata’s goal at the weekend was his second consecutive strike for Los Blancos in a League visit to Ciutat de Valencia.

“I think a lot has changed [with the club]. We are getting better step by step. But I’m still the same, I think I have not changed a lot.”

The forward is this week out on international duty with Spain’s Under-21 squad, for whom he has already scored five times for in 2015 European Championship qualifying.

“Honestly I am very happy to be here again, to be able to represent our country and for seeing my teammates, to enjoy a week with them again and to face another two games.”

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