Diego Simeone believes Alvaro Morata could be a big asset for Atletico Madrid in near future.
The Spanish international made a loan move to his former club for a one and a half season and would be hoping to revive his faltering career once again. The 26 year old could be handed his debut when Atleti visit Real Betis on Sunday.
Morata had a great start to his Chelsea career but failed to back up his previous form as he struggled to convert chances into goals. The arrival of Maurizio Sarri had further complicated his situation as he never looked to be in sync with Sarri’s strategy.
But Simeone is betting big on the Spanish international and is hoping the player could bring back his old Midas touch at the Wanda Metropolitano. “Morata is an important player for us.
“We will have four strikers to end the season and he’s compatible with the other three, with Griezmann, Costa and [Nikola] Kalinic.
“He gives us different possibilities since he’s a finisher striker. Costa’s attributes are his speed, power, and ability to exploit space.
“Kalinic is more a positional player and Griezmann, you all know, feels more comfortable if he has a reference point playing ahead.
“With Morata we have a finisher striker again.”