Álvaro Morata spoke in the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport before facing today Roma in the Champions League group stage with Chelsea, his current team. The striker was asked about his stage at Real Madrid and his words are very surprising.
According to the Spaniard, his second stage with Los Blancos was a mistake: “I should have never left Juventus. I came back because there were agreements signed and they had to be respected. But the delusion was huge, I came back to the starting point. They treated me as the child I was before my two seasons in Italy”, Morata said in this interview.
Morata tried to amend his words in the press conference before the game against Roma in the Champions League: “It was a translation mistake. I only tried to say that I was very happy at Juventus”, Morata said although he speaks really good Italian. “I’m very happy at Chelsea and if they had offered me ten years, I’d have signed. I’m very happy in this club, I like London a lot and if I’m doing well, I can stay longer than five years”.
The Spanish striker also explained why he chose Chelsea: “I came here because there was a coach like Antonio Conte. We started talking the last spring and finally I landed in London. He’s exigent, but he takes advantage better of the players skills. You can see he breathed the smell of a great club, first as a player and then as a coach”.
His first months in London are very positive: “There were some favourable circumstances. The first one is that I met the coach and I didn’t have any problem in integrating myself in his idea of football. The second one is the atmosphere and the presence of Spanish players like Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Fábregas or Pedro. And the third one is my wife, who came with me to London”.
Morata also spoke about the difference between the different leagues: “In Spain is more technique, in Italy is more tactics and now in England the most important thing is the physic strenght”.