Alvaro Morata backed to stay at Juventus by Pavel Nedved

Alvaro Morata's future is with Juventus, according to Pavel Nedved, who has not yet given up on winning the title again this season.

Former midfielder Nedved, a current board member and club advisor at Juve, was part of the side which recovered from a poor first half of the season in 2001-02 to clinch the title on the final day of the season.

On May 5, 2002, Juve climbed above Inter Milan with a 2-0 win at Udinese, combined with the Nerazzurri's unexpected and shock 4-2 loss at Lazio.

It crowned an unexpected comeback -- something similar to which they would need again if they are to win a fifth straight Scudetto next May.

"It would be nice [to repeat that]," Nedved told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "We won on the final day of the season in 2002 and that's something that we could repeat, but I don't think the lads should be thinking about that. They just need to focus on playing.

"It's too early to think about it. We've had a bit of a bad start to the season due to injuries, but I remain convinced that we have a strong side. [General manager Beppe] Marotta and [sporting director Alberto] Paratici have done a really good job with a good blend of young and experienced players and I'm optimistic because we've got a very high technical level."

The Old Lady got their domestic season up and running last weekend with a 3-1 win over Bologna -- a game which saw Morata open his account for the season in the league having already been decisive in Juve's first two Champions League matches.

He can be decisive for many seasons to come, according to Nedved, who also had words of praise for the Spaniard's strike partner Paulo Dybala.

"[Morata's] our player and I can only see him staying at Juve," Nedved said. "He's a great player and I still think he's only reached around 60 percent of his potential.

"[Dybala] has everything it takes to be a phenomenal player. Technically, he's unrivalled. He's done more than I had expected."

The same could be said for Kingsley Coman at Bayern Munich, with the French winger getting a regular game at the Bundesliga club, and scoring goals, whereas he was only a bit-part player for Juve.

Nedved does not see his progress in Germany as a sign that his club got things wrong, however.

"It wasn't a mistake," the 43-year-old said. "We only keep hold of players who want to play for Juve. Coman told us he wanted to leave, so we accommodated him."