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18-Nov-2020, 06:44 am

'I want to see what people say now' - Morata takes on critics after Spain destroy Germany

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Alvaro Moratarevelledin Spain's 6-0 rout of Germanyas Luis Enrique'ssideshruggedoff previous criticismto produce a stunning performance in Seville.

Germany needed just a point from the clashto ensure they finished top of the group, yet instead Joachim Low'sside suffered a chastening defeat on Tuesday.

Morata opened the scoring, withManchester City duo Ferran Torres and Rodri also on targetbefore half-time.

Torreswent on to get ahat-trick – becoming the first Spanish player to net three in a single match against Germany –while substitute Mikel Oyarzabal roundedoff the scoring late on.

The victory means Spainfinish top of Group A4 having inflicted Germany's heaviest defeat since they lost 6-0 to Austria in 1931.

This was no fluke either as the hostsdominated from the off,Torres alone managing seven attempts compared to two from Germany's entire team combined.

A delightedMorata believes the performance will have silenced the doubters as he praised the attitude of his team-mates.

"There is always something. I want to go home and see what they say about us," Morata toldTeledeporte.

"We have to do our job. The other day we did it.I would like to see what people say now. Against a European and world champion team.

"We all help each other, there are young people. Youhave tohave faith. We have a Euros ahead of us.

"It is the attitude of the team. This is theteam,we do what wehave todo. It is a strong message for everyone. We want to continue this way.

"It was our best match with Luis Enrique. Youhave totake it to see all the good we have done. We would like it to always be like this."

After two years out of the national team picture, Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has returned toSpain duty this month, featuring in all three November fixtures.

It was his corner that allowed Rodri to head in Spain'sthird before the break and he finished the contest with a 95 per cent pass completion rate, alsocreatingfive chances for his team.

"I had been away for a long time and continued working, which I have always done," Koke added."The work pays off. Anything that is adding is positive for everyone."

Torres, meanwhile, is anticipating a bright future for Spain.

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