Alvaro Morata has struggled for form in front of the bet at Euro 2020 – Chelsea fans may recall a similar spell he had in blue – and Gary Neville has suggested he needs a hug.
Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has stated that he thinks Spanish striker Alvaro Morata ‘needs a hug’ when speaking on ITV ahead of Spain and Slovakia’s.
Euro 2020 clash on Wednesday evening.
Morata, who was on Chelsea’s books before he was sold last summer, has struggled in front of a goal at Euro 2020 – as he did in London.
His form continued against Slovakia, when Newcastle’s Martin Dubravka pushed his penalty aside, before he committed an incredible howler , and he was later substituted without a goal to his name.
“He’s got that vulnerable look about him, almost like he needs a cuddle,” Neville told ITV during the build-up to the game.
“He looks like when he misses a chance he’s fearing what the media and what the press and what his team-mates might say. Looks like he’s had some criticism playing for the national team.
“He’s not a Diego Costa, a Lewandowski, a Kane – these sort of characters who are steely eyed. He’s just not that. He’s very different.
“I also think about the way Spain play, he does need crosses into the box, but they don’t generally play like that, Spain are not a Germany”