NEWS
Saturday September 2 2017
Morata: 'No friends for 90 mins'

Alvaro Morata is on the bench, but warns “there can be no friends in those 90 minutes” as Spain face Italy in the World Cup qualifier.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for the line-ups and Liveblog.

This is a reunion for Morata, who spent two years at Juventus and married an Italian.

“It’ll be difficult to put so many emotions together in one evening,” the Chelsea striker told Sky Sport Italia.

“I will meet up with so many friends I carry in my heart, but I have to keep all of that outside the pitch. It won’t be easy, we’re fighting for a World Cup spot, so in those 90 minutes there can be no friends.

“Taking on Gigi Buffon is really tough, and it’s hard enough just to get near the Italy goal. Scoring past Gigi is complicated, history speaks for him.”

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