Morata: Real Madrid striker recalls Casillas practical joke

In an interview with Real Madrid TV, Álvaro Morata looked back on a prank involving club legend Iker Casillas and then-coach José Mourinho.

Álvaro Morata e Iker Casillas.

Real Madrid's Álvaro Morata has recalled a practical joke played on him by then-club captain Iker Casillas when the striker was still a first-team newbie.

Casillas pranks first-team rookie Morata

Speaking to Real Madrid TV, Morata recounted the wind-up that left him red-faced in front of Los Blancos' coach at the time, José Mourinho.

Morata in action against Real Zaragoza in his first ever Real Madrid appearance, in December 2010.

"Once, after I had taken part in only two or three training sessions, Iker came over and said: 'Hey, Álvaro, the boss wants to talk to you, go and see him.'

"So I opened the door and said: 'What's up?'

"'What do you mean, what's up?'

"'Didn't you want to talk to me?'

"'Get out of here,' he [Mourinho] replied. They [the other players] were in stitches."

Real youth product Morata, who made his senior debut in 2010, also told the interview that Marcelo would quip that the rookie had his "head in the clouds".

Morata could depart Real Madrid this summer

After leaving for Juventus in 2014, the Spain cap returned to the Bernabéu last June, but having struggled for game time is said to be open to a summer move.

Casillas may have pranked the newbies when he was an old-timer, but when he was a youngster at the club he managed to get himself a reputation as being tight-fisted, when he 'diddled' Fernando Hierro out of 30 euros. 


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