Morata: Real Madrid centre-forward has to be Spain's No. 9

Without debate, football wouldn't be what it is.

For a while now, Spain fans have been unable to agree on who should play at centre-forward for La Roja: Diego Costa (who scored just one in his first 10 caps, and that was against Luxembourg), Iago Aspas (the gifted Galician made quite an entrance on the international stage at Wembley) or Álvaro Morata.

Morata celebrates scoring Spain's late equaliser against Colombia on Wednesday.

Morata gets my vote to lead the line for Spain

I'm firmly in the Morata camp.

The Real Madrid youth product is every inch the modern striker, capable of drifting out to the flanks and creating space by linking up with the attacking midfielder just behind him. But, most of all, he has goals in his blood.

Against Colombia, Morata nodded in a stunning leveller that spared Spain coach Julen Lopetegui a first defeat in charge of the national team.

Losing to Los Cafeteros would have been a dicey way to warm up for Sunday's World Cup qualifier in Macedonia. His equaliser eased Lopetegui's headache.


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