Juventus FC striker Alvaro Morata sounded confident about winning the UEFA Champions League ahead of the final match against . FC Barcelona. The Spanish striker showed immense respect for Lionel Messi but emphasised that they are not afraid of the Argentine magician. He also said that being a Madrid boy he would love defeat rivals Barcelona and satisfy both sets of fans from Madrid and Turin.
He was quoted by Spanish media: a Ia d be lying if I said that playing Barca doesna t give me added motivation to win the final.
a I grew up at Real Madrid, played there a long time and have many friends there, so I hope to make two sets of fans happy.
a Juve are very motivated. We know ita s a Champions League final and we can enter football history by winning it.
a Playing a Champions League final is a special feeling. We know ita ll be very difficult to win because we face a team who are in good form, so I think we need to have a great game in order to win it.
a Barca are a great team. We have a chance of beating them, but theya re the favourites.
a Messi doesna t scare us. We all respect Messi as hea s one of the best players in the world.
a Messi and Cristiano are above everyone else, but we have a great defence that Barca will have to face.a
Morata had scored in either of legs in the semi finals against his previous team Real Madrid which helped his side to book a berth in the final.