Jose Luis Morales (23-7-1987) carries the flag of the I raised for a good handful of years with his diagonals from the wing, with his endless runs, with his mischief in the area and with his ease to score. He experienced the decline in 2016, but stayed in Orriols to return the Granotas to the elite in 2017. The Madrilenian scored ten goals in the 2017-18 campaign and rose to a dozen in the next. His name even ran for the Selection, although it never came to fruition.
However, Morales seemed to lower the piston in the past exercise. He only made four goals despite the fact that he participated in all the matches of the I raised. And two of them occurred in the post-confinement stage. He is a footballer who is used to making significant wasts of effort, so that age could begin to take its toll. Nothing is further from reality.
The attacker has found his sense of smell again at 33 years old and threatens to affect the injury of the Athletic. Accumulate three goals in the first four stakes of the granotas. To one of his record in the previous season. A figure that places Morales like one of the pichichis of the League beside Iago Aspas, Alcácer, Gerard Moreno, Maxi Gómez and Ansu Fati. His three notches have been at home, another aspect to be taken into account by the lions.
The Madrilenian achieved a double in the opening match of the I raised in Mestalla. He pierced the goal of the Valencia in the first minute, dribbling on a tile in front of his opponent and defining with the toe. He repeated with another beautifully made. Cut and right to the squad. Of course, the granotas did not add any points (4-2). The winger was able to retaliate by scoring the final 1-3 in The Sadar.
Morales does not have the Athletic among their fetish outfits. He has only scored one goal in his nine meetings. But what a great goal! Maradoniano. The one of Madrid was leaving behind rojiblancos players from the center of the field to beat Kepa and place the lace in the shape of 1-3 in San Mamés.