Morata has unfinished business in front of goal and with Lopetegui

Morata has unfinished business in front of goal and with Lopetegui

Alvaro Morata was one of the best, if not the best, Atletico Madrid player at the Supercopa de Espana in January.

However, since scoring against Barcelona in the semi-final of that tournament, the striker has endured a goal drought.

In eight matches and 596 minutes played, the former Chelsea player has failed to find the back of the net even once.

However, he might be a bit more motivated to score when he comes up against Julen Lopetegui's Sevilla at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan on Saturday.

Having been the starting striker during World Cup qualifying under Lopetegui, Morata was left out of the squad for the tournament in Russia at the last minute.

Lopetegui only picked three strikers for the finals and, with Morata struggling with his fitness, Diego Costa was included in his place.

Before that, Morata was left out of the Spain squad by Lopetegui for the March friendlies against Argentine and Germany because of his lack of form with Chelsea.

Morata and Lopetegui had previously worked well together with the Spanish Under-21s, with the former scoring 13 goals in 12 games at that age group under the current Sevilla boss.

Now, after being forced to come off in the previous meeting between Atletico Madrid and Sevilla this season with injury, Morata will be hoping to make his mark and end his goal drought. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook

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