Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata feels that football can be cruel sometimes after he scored a late winner in the 2-1 victory over Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon in the UEFA Champions League.
The Wednesday night fixture saw the away side take the lead through an opportunist striker by Bruno Cesar but the Los Blancos fought back as Cristiano Ronaldo equalized against his former side in the 89th and Morata came on as a substitute to net the winner in the 95th minute.
However, the former Juventus star accepts that football can be unpredictably unfair sometimes.
“Sometimes football is not just. Today, I do not know if it was right, but it was important to win and we succeeded. We are trying to be first in the group,” he said in a post-match interview.
“We did not start the match well, but this is Madrid and in this club and on this stage these things happen.
“I’m really happy at home. We always had faith until the referee blew the final whistle.”
Morata also revealed his joy at scoring for Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League and hopes to shoot the team to even more success this season.
“I knew James [Rodriguez] was going to put the ball in there and I gave everything to get it as it came in,” he said.
“It is clear that my dream is to win here. I’m working well and will hopefully help with goals.”
Real Madrid are the current holders of the UEFA Champions League.