Morata: Ready to repay Chelsea

Alvaro Morata has assured that he is ready ‘to give back all the things that Chelsea put on me’ this season.

Morata had been tipped to leave Chelsea earlier in the summer after a disappointing first season into his €80m transfer from Real Madrid, but the attacker made it clear he was a fighter.

“Leonardo is the calm one and Alessandro is a little bit crazy!” he continued to The Mirror, explaining his switch to No 29.

“But it’s incredible, you can see the character already after a few days and you can tell the difference.

“It’s the best feeling in life. When you see a little human and they look to you, to learn something in life. It’s a responsibility but it’s the best feeling in life.

“Now I am ready. A lot of things have changed in our lives and the only thing I have in my head now is to score, score, score! Then to come back home and stay with my babies and my wife.

“The easiest thing would have been to leave Chelsea this year. I could have gone back to Italy. My wife is Italian. It is one hour to her home.

“I could have gone back to Spain, I had a lot of offers. More money. But I want to fight. I want to change the past.

“I’d have had low pressure, because I’d already played in Italy and Spain and done good things. But I decided to stay here. I wanted to.

“My first number is the one I chose to show when I started my professional career at Real Madrid.

“But now I have my two babies on my shirt and they give me a lot of power for the year.

“I needed to be there with my wife. But the only thing was I ended up with pain in my back, as the bed was too small.

“After I came back and I played against Arsenal, so it was a bit difficult, but now we have finished the travelling and the pre-season. Now we are ready for the season.

“Today, in 2018, if you don’t have 100 percent power, you are in trouble. You have the best strikers in this league and if you come here as the most expensive player you need to be 100 per cent.

“My father, when Sarri was announced as manager, said to me, ‘All the strikers with Sarri score a lot of goals, so don’t worry. This will be your year.’

“Now it’s time to be an important player. To score a lot to goals. To help the team to get trophies and to give back all the things that Chelsea put on me — confidence. Their will to make me a top player. I want to give back this confidence.” 

Tags Alvaro Morata Chelsea