Carlo Ancelotti has fielded him just nine times this season but Alvaro Morata has made quite a name for himself at the Santiago Bernabeu, even scoring a goal in a recent Primera Division clash.
Having made his debut for the first eleven two years ago, Morata enjoyed an unusual start in the Madrid line-up when the Los Blancos boss called upon his services this season.
He was pleased with his recent display against Malaga despite coming up empty on the score sheet and will wait for Ancelotti to make the decision to field him again.
"I'm ready to play when Ancelotti needs me. I hope that we can do well in the Champions League game."
"Whenever a striker goes home without scoring a goal, it doesn't mean that he did no work at all," Morata continued.
"It was a great game against Malaga. We even deserved to have scored one more goal.”
The Spaniard told newswires he was not upset at all about being left behind and is truly enjoying his time playing for Los Blancos.
"I'm not disappointed at all," Morata said. "Last year I played 16 games and in this I've managed nine, so hopefully I'll exceed that figure.
"I think I'm young and that my time has not yet come. My goal is to keep learning, and I want to be prepared for when it does."
His youth record displays an impressive 45 goals in 83 appearances for the Madrid Castilla since 2010. Playing for the under-21 Spanish team also saw him lift the European championship earlier this year.