One of the most turbulent episodes that José Mourinho provoked during his time as coach of the Real Madrid It affected the subsidiary of the white club and more specifically its coach Alberto Toril. The clash broke out in the 2012/2013 season. Mourinho considered that the decisions of the Spanish went against their interests. The conflict between the two reached the most advantaged young man in Madrid, Jesé Rodríguez. The Portuguese, to show his discrepancies with the way of exercising Toril, decided to remove the attacker from his plans arguing that he was playing in Castilla in a position that did not exist in the first team. The outburst of the technician, however, had no consequences for the second name on the list of white leaders, Álvaro Morata, whom he did promote.
The paths of Jesé and Morata intersect years later in circumstances and in a scenario that no one had presaged at that time: a match between Betis and Atlético (16.15, beIN LaLiga). Both back to LaLiga, the first seeks to return to feel football player in the club after hitting bottom in the Paris Saint-Germain, while the second chose Simeone's team to relaunch a race that stagnated at Chelsea after a backache.
The Canary landed in Seville on Tuesday, just the same day that Morata completed his first training as a player at rojiblanco. Only five days later, the two will meet at the Villamarín. "Morata is an important player for us, he is compatible with both Griezmann and Costa and Kalinic. It opens us a range of possibilities to have a finalist of the area, "said Simeone of his new pupil.
Morata, 26, has more options to debut than Jesé (25). With only one appearance of two minutes in the last 10 months, Setién assured that the canary needs to play to catch competition rhythm. "He's pretty good, he's working even harder than the other teammates, I think he's going to need a few weeks to find the best Jesse in the physical aspect, we need him to play so that he reaches that level of competitiveness," the Cantabrian coach acknowledged.
"Morata and Jesé need to find their place, I think that with Atlético and Betis they have chosen well," said Alberto Toril a few days ago. Radio Brand. "Morata fits frankly well in the way Atlético plays, he's going to feel loved, Jesse is sure that with Setién he's doing well, when he's comfortable and focuses on football he'll show what he's worth," he said. the technician of Castilla.
Leaders of the Madrid branch between 2011 and 2013, they jumped together to the first team of Madrid on arrival at the Chamartín bench of Ancelotti and Zidane. The irruption of both was carried out at the same time but under different conditions. The forecasts were more hopeful with the canary.
"You could tell that they were two different players, I knew that if Morata had one, he was going to put it in, but Jesé has a gift," sums up Jorge Casado, a partner of both in Castilla. "If he wanted to, he solved the game, there were days when he haggled half and team and finished as a nine.The injury killed him and despite everything that has happened, it is to admire how he has worked and recovered his form. There is still time to be among the best, "he explains about the Canarian, and he continues with Morata:" He pointed out many ways, in all the teams he has been scoring goals and has left his mark. with him in Madrid. "
His departures from Chamartín were disparate. Madrid showed the door to Jesé in 2016 while Morata was the attacker himself who insisted on definitively leaving the club in the summer of 2017 to Chelsea -before he went through Juve-. The two most promising homegrown players of the club in recent years did not succeed in white. Nor in his experiences at PSG and Chelsea. Today, Jesé and Morata cross without waiting for him on his return to LaLiga.