Álvaro Morata, new first captain of the Spanish team.

Photo taken from Bleacher Report.

Álvaro Morata, the new first captain of the Spanish soccer team after the farewell to Sergio Busquets and the absence from the first list of Luis de la Fuente of Jordi Alba and Koke Resurrección, acknowledged that he feels "incredible pride" for wearing the armband against Norway in the first game of a new stage.

“It is an incredible pride and joy.

I'm hoping that things go well, that we win, that's the important thing.

I am here to help the younger people and the new ones, ”she assured at a press conference.

Morata gave names of captains with whom he has shared a dressing room during his career, unable to choose just one.

“I have been very lucky to play in great teams and in the national team.

I have learned from Koke at Atleri, from Ramos, Casillas, Iniesta, Silva, Chiellini, Bonucci... I cannot keep just one quality, I will try to always be available to my teammates, convey to them that we are at stake because it is incredible power play a Eurocup or a World Cup”.

In the days that he has served as captain since the start of the concentration, Morata has barely noticed any changes in his role.

"It changes little, nothing more than being a little more the common thread between mister and the squad, a WhatsApp message for schedules and visits."

“It changes little, there are many who can be captains.

I'm happy but it doesn't mean much more.

Some of us have been here longer and we have to convey to the younger ones that you never know when you're going to let them come.

I played my first World Cup at the age of 30, so you have to appreciate being here, ”he said.

(Taken from Efe)