Alvaro Morata’ accepts criticism,’ but admits his future at Juventus does not depend on him.
The Spanish striker’s loan in Turin ends at the end of the season and the Bianconeri can make his move permanent for €35m.
They’ve already paid €20m to Atletico Madrid for the striker’s two-year deal.
Morata has scored four goals so far this season and Juventus sit eighth in the Serie A table with 18 points in 12 games.
“We are all under pressure. Perhaps, people talk more about me because I am out on loan, but when you are not the master of your destiny, the only thing you can do is work,” the Spanish striker told El Pais.
“No one is perfect. We are not machines, I know what I am asked for. Criticism and boos do not make me angry, even if it bothers me. But hate is not ok,” he continued.
“Inside the pitch, they can insult me or spit to me, but outside when I go for a walk with my wife or with my children, it’s different.”
Morata picked up a muscle injury last month but returned to action after the October break, scoring one goal in five games.
“I was out almost a month and I was in a rush to get back even if I wasn’t physically okay,” Morata said.
“I had to work a lot for the team and I was not lucid to score. I played the last games on the left, almost covering the wing, but the important thing is to play and do what the coach asks.
“Of course, I would like to play better and score more goals. I was fine before the injury.”
The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid striker has scored 51 goals in 151 appearances for the Bianconeri.
He first joined Juventus in 2014, playing two seasons at the Allianz Stadium before returning to Real Madrid.
ENTREVISTA | Morata: "Si los aficionados se enganchan los jugadores van a notar la fuerza, si se les critica, será más difícil que hagan algo grande".
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