‘I can’t be liked by everyone’ — Morata’s message after huge miss

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Former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has been facing the sticks since missing a one on one opportunity in Spain’s opening Euro 2020 clash against Sweden.

Morata squandered a great chance, as he side footed horribly wide when one-on-one with Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen.

Spain failed to take their chances in the game, and Morata was the scapegoat after the match.

Morata is not new to being criticised, as he was also heavily criticised during his time at Chelsea, as he often squandered huge opportunities.

He has now responded to his critics that he doesn’t expect everyone to like him.

“I’ve taken this situation very normally,” Morata said ahead of their clash with Poland. “I’ve been working since the Under-17s to be here and play these tournaments.

“In a match things happen so fast that you don’t have time to think.

“The goalkeeper 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 per cent 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 team-mates. Everything we do here is important.

“It is clear that the forward lives for goals. Our job is to score goals. Against Sweden I unloaded a lot physically and I think I did quite a few things well, but it seems like it all comes down to scoring. It’s part of our job.”

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