Morata speaks out over future after Spain double

Date published: Thursday 2nd June 2016 9:02

Reported Arsenal and Chelsea target Alvaro Morata has discussed his future after scoring twice for Spain.

Morata scored the fourth and final goals for Spain on Wednesday evening as the European Championship holders eased to a 6-1 friendly victory over South Korea.

The Juventus forward has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks, with Arsenal and Chelsea thought to be vying for his signature.

Real Madrid are understood to be interested in re-signing the player they sold to the Italian champions in 2014, but Morata has previously spoken of his desire to play in the Premier League.

Speaking after his international double, Morata spoke out out recent transfer rumours.

“My future? Everything I say is reported,” said the 23-year-old. “I said who wouldn’t want to play for Madrid? But I’ve seen other things I haven’t said.

“I’m focused on the Euros and what happens, happens.”

Morata and Nolito scored twice in the win over South Korea, in Spain’s penultimate game before their European Championship defence.

The 2010 World Cup winners, and European champions in 2008 and 2012, were held until the 31st minute when David Silva’s free-kick put them ahead.

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was also on target at Red Bull Arena.

Ju Se-jong scored a consolation for South Korea.

Czech Republic, Spain’s first Euro 2016 Group D opponents in Toulouse on June 13, beat Russia 2-1 in Innsbruck, Austria.

Tomas Necid scored a 90th-minute winner as the visitors came from behind.

Aleksandr Kokorin’s sixth-minute goal for Russia, Group B opponents of England and Wales, was cancelled out by Tomas Rosicky four minutes into the second half before Necid struck.

Romelu Lukaku’s 89th-minute goal saved Belgium the embarrassment of defeat to Finland, who have not qualified.

Belgium, who are in Group E with Italy and are one of the pre-tournament favourites, went behind to Kasper Hamalainen’s goal eight minutes into the second half.

Holland, who will not be playing at Euro 2016 after failing to qualify, beat Group C’s Poland 2-1 in Gdansk.

Georginio Wijnaldum scored the winner after Artur Jedrzejczyk had cancelled out Vincent Janssen’s opener.

Norway, who will not be in France, beat Iceland 3-2. Iceland, who are in Group F with Portugal, were trailing from the opening minute and Gylfi Sigurdsson’s 81st-minute penalty softened the scoreline.

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