Juventus striker Alvaro Morata refuses to discuss future

Juventus striker Alvaro Morata Coppa Italia

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Juventus striker Alvaro Morata has refused to confirm he will stay with the club after he scored the winner in extra-time to help his side win the Coppa Italia.

The Spaniard stepped off the bench on Saturday night against AC Milan and then scored with his first touch in a 1-0 win in Rome.

Morata found space in the box before coolly finishing Juan Cuadrado’s cross with a well-timed effort.

His goal helped Juventus secure an historic second consecutive domestic double under manager Massimiliano Allegri.

The Serie A giants became the first team to pull off a repeat double and Morata was quick to dismiss questions regarding his future following the success, insisting he has plenty to focus on with Euro 2016 looming large.

The 23-year-old has been linked with a move back to Real Madrid, with a buy-back clause inserted in the deal which took him to Turin from the Bernabeu, while Premier League giants Arsenal are also thought to be planning an audacious bid this summer.

Despite the speculation, the Spanish international insists his focus is now on Euro 2016 rather than his future.

He told Rai Sport: “Yesterday, my friends said I’d come off the bench and score, so they were right.

“Today was a good day, my father and friends are in the stands. We have to compliment Milan, as they put in a fine performance and made it really difficult for us, but it’s the result that counts.

“It’s not my last game of the season as I have to play in the Euros. I have to make the most of my current form and not even think about the future.”

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