Morata: We were close with Inter, but I chose to stay at Atletico

Alvaro Morata, Atletico Madrid’s striker, revealed important details about Inter Milan’s interest in his services and talked about the Champions League challenge in an interview with Spanish newspaper As.

In relation to Inter’s query, Morata commented, “I have an excellent relationship with the coach and with the sports director. I signed for Juventus thanks to Marotta and we have always had a great relationship. It is true they were nearby.” He further added that he had a range of options but after discussing with Diego Simeone and Gustavo, the team’s decision-makers, he felt that staying at Atletico was in the best interest.

Regarding the Champion League’s challenge, Morata saw the strength in his opponents. “Yes, it is a great team. It’s going to be tough, but I am sure they did not want to play against us. This is a match that could be a semifinal or even a Champions League final. That’s what we have to treat, face it for what it is, two games that if we win, we will be stronger in the competition. They are the finalists of the last edition.” Undoubtedly, he implies the high stakes involved and regards the upcoming matches with significance.

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