Buffon: Morata doesn’t know how good he is

Italy's Gianluigi Buffon spoke about his time with Alvaro Morata at Juventus and identified the young striker as Spain's main threat in the two teams' upcoming Euro clash.

The iconic Azzurri goalkeeper heaped praise on the young striker, who is on his way back to Real Madrid after Los Blancos activated a buy-back clause in his contact at Juve.

Morata has been in excellent form this far in the European Championships, having scored three goals in his side's three group stage matches

"Alvaro Morata is still a young man and I think not even he is aware of just how good he is at times," Buffon told reporters. "He has the gift that only the top players have – he always stars and often scores in the most important matches. He is confirming that at this European Championship.

"Clearly Spain aren't only Alvaro Morata but clearly he is the focal point of the attack and, based on the goals he is scoring, he definitely is their main threat," he continued.

The 38-year-old stopper also spoke about Juventus' poor start to the 2015/16 Serie A campaign and the effect this had on Morata.

"It was at the start of the campaign and, just like all young players, when they go through a tough time they tend to get a bit down and look for excuses – down in the dumps and feeling sorry for themselves," he added.

"I told him that once he had stopped feeling sorry for himself then he could once again become a match-winner.

"He is a young, intelligent man who is willing to listen and step back and take a look at himself. The way he finished the season is a demonstration of everything I just said."