Alvaro Morata sees nothing unusual in Artiz Aduriz’ call to the Spain squad and says he ‘wishes Diego Costa was here.’
Morata is joined in the Spain squad by Paco Alcacer and Aduriz, but not Costa, and was asked about the presence of the veteran Athletic Bilbao striker, Marca suggesting it’s a hard one to explain.
“It’s normal! He’s scored a lot of goals. He’s a great player, he’s earned it and deserves to be here,” Morata replied.
“Hopefully he scores a lot of goals here and helps us win Euro 2016.
“Costa? I can only say good things about him. We’ve only met when called to the national team.
“He’s helped me, we had dinner together…I didn’t know him well and I found a great guy, a great teammate with a good relationship with everyone.
“I admire him as a player and I like playing with him, one of the best strikers in the world. I wish he was here.”
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