OVERVIEW OF: Morata Can Still Be One Of The World’s Best Striker – Pirlo
Alvaro Morata can become one of the world’s best forwards, according to Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo.
Morata scored a 92nd-minute winner to see Juventus edge Ferencvaros 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday, sealing progression from Group G.
The Spain forward’s haul of five goals in four Champions League games this season equals his best tally in a single campaign in the competition, having managed five in 12 for Juve in 2014-15.
Pirlo believes Morata, who has seven goals in 10 games this season, can be among the world’s best.
“He’s a strong player, he just needed consistency and confidence,” he told a news conference.
“If he’s well mentally then he can do anything, he can become one of the best strikers around. If he trains well, if he’s in good shape and he plays and he scores, he’s a fundamental player not just for Juventus but also for his national team.
“We work to put him in the best condition, and then he is good at finalising what he does on the pitch.”