Morata reveals how close he came to joining Chelsea last summer

Morata reveals how close he came to joining Chelsea last summer”

The Spain global had a hard first game for the Premier League champions as he missed a penalty during the Blues' Community Shield loss against Arsenal, but has since shown his true worth, scoring three goals and providing two assists in four league games thus far.

Morata left Real Madrid on a high, having become La Liga champions and clinching the Champions League, but wanted more game time to secure his place in Spain's World cup team. But once he was aware of Conte's interest again this summer, he was determined to make the move go through.

"His movement is exceptional, and offers a different challenge to his predecessor at Chelsea, Diego Costa - who has tormented Arsenal in recent seasons - as he likes to get away from players and into space where he can do the damage".

Morata was brought in to fill the void created by the decision to move on from Costa - although the AWOL Spain global remains on Chelsea's books after failing to secure a summer switch. Maybe Lukaku or maybe someone else, I don't know. "I think he can improve a lot".

'But I spoke with Conte several times - and not only this summer. I felt indebted to him.

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When citing a list of other top managers that he has played under, Morata can list some impressive names, he said: "I've played under Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho, Max Allegri".

"I think he has great experience, great worldwide experience. I did everything I could to make the move happen", the Spain worldwide explained.

When assessing Chelsea's summer signings last month, the 67-year-old said: "They look like they have kept the basis of the squad".

"At the start of the summer, I didn't know that Chelsea were interested in me". This time Cesar has sorted everything!

"When I spoke to Conte last summer, I said "If I'm going to leave Real Madrid, it will only be for Chelsea". Now we need to repeat it!"

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