After a quick start to life in England, scoring two goals and providing two assists in his opening three games, Alvaro Morata spoke to Spanish newspaper El Pais, about how he owes everything to Chelsea.
The Spaniard arrived from current Champions League winners Real Madrid in July for a club-record fee £57 million which could rise up to £70 million.
“Fate has given me a chance, it is true that I have made some good games, I have scored goals that have earned points.”
“And now I find a team that has made a huge financial commitment for a Real Madrid substitute.”
Chelsea spent a staggering amount of money to a forward who was rejected by Real Madrid, going off to Juventus, but since he impressed in the Seria A netting 22 goals in all competitions. The Spanish giants decided to buy him back for only £38 million.
Although he sat on the bench for large spells in the year between joining back and leaving to Chelsea, he scored 18 goals in total, 15 of which were in domestic games. It was hard for him to break through into the starting eleven with the stature of players ahead of him, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
But arriving in England, and joining the Premier League champions, Morata says he owes boss Antonio Conte a lot for what he has done for him.
“They have given me everything. Conte is with me until the death.”
Could Morata turn out to be a club legend for Chelsea, after his fine start at the club? Only time will tell, but from what we have seen so far from the forward, there are only bigger and better things to come. This is the beginning.