Morata Hints at Potential Spain Retirement After Euro 2024

Spain striker Alvaro Morata reveals in an interview that he is considering international retirement after the Euro 2024 tournament.

Spain striker Alvaro Morata has hinted at the possibility of retiring from international football after the Euro 2024 tournament. In an extensive interview with Spanish radio station "Cadena SER," the 31-year-old expressed his readiness to potentially end his career with La Roja.

Morata, who is set to captain Spain at Euro 2024, was asked if this would be his last tournament before retiring from international duty. He acknowledged that it was a possibility.

"There comes a time when you have to think about whether equaling Raul Gonzalez and Fernando Torres' records is worth more than feeling healthy and happy," Morata said.

The striker, who wears the number 7 shirt, is currently the fourth-highest goalscorer in Spain's history, tied with David Silva on 35 goals each.

Morata hopes to increase his goal tally and catch up with Torres, who scored 38 goals before retiring, or even Raul, who has 44 international goals.

However, the Madrid native has complained on several occasions over the years about the treatment he has received from Spanish fans, including being booed on the pitch and receiving insults and threats on social media, which makes him open to the possibility of international retirement.

"There are many Spaniards who hope that the Spanish national team does not do well. This does not happen in other countries," Morata explained.

The 73-cap striker even stated that he performs better for La Roja when the team plays matches outside of Spain.



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