Madrid youngster Morata keen to impress Mourinho

The former reserve team attacker is looking to get as much playing time as possible with the senior side's stars in a bid to please his coach during the pre-season
Promising young forward Alvaro Morata has admitted that he has been working hard during the build-up to the new campaign in the hopes of impressing Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho.

The 19-year-old has joined the first team as they prepare for the 2012-13 season, and he has acknowledged that playing and training with the stars of the senior side as much as possible will only help him improve.

"The important thing is to have minutes on the pitch and play with the first team. Playing with Real Madrid makes you a better player," Morata was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"The coach knows he can count on me for anything he needs.

"I have been training double sessions with the first team and that helps us get up to speed quickly. It provides me with a chance to learn a lot because there are great players here. All I want is to continue improving as a player."

Morata made his official first-team debut in December 2010 in a 3-1 win over Real Zaragoza.