Champions League – Beppe Marotta: ‘Juve will try to keep Alvaro Morata’
Beppe Marotta hails Max Allegri’s “intelligence” and said Juventus will try to keep Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.
This is the first Bianconeri Champions League Final since 2003, which is particularly surprising considering Allegri only took over from previous head coach Antonio Conte when pre-season training had already begun.
“The coach, the club and the team work in symbiosis. We supported the staff in the best possible way, then Allegri proved himself to be an excellent coach with great intelligence both on and off the field,” director Marotta told Sport Mediaset.
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“A final can be affected by many things. For example, tonight it was extremely hot, so you need to reach that appointment in excellent physical shape.
“Barcelona and Real Madrid are fighting for the title, while we can gestate the squad better during the period diving us from the final.
“On paper Barcelona are stronger, but there are so many elements that can make the difference, including good luck.”
Morata scored two of Juve’s three goals against Real Madrid, but the Merengues still have a buy-back option on the striker.
Morata did not celebrate after scoring either of his goals against Real
“Unfortunately, we could not do the deal differently. Morata scored in both legs, so sank the club he came from. That’s the joy of football.
“We’ll enjoy him for the moment, but it’s up to the player and he said many times he wants to remain with us.
“With that on our side, we’ll try to overturn the buy-back option.”
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