Alvaro Morata: ‘I made sacrifices to join Atletico Madrid’

Alvaro Morata has revealed how he made ‘many sacrifices’ to join Atletico Madrid on a long-term loan arrangement from Chelsea.

The Spain international penned an 18-month loan deal with Diego Simeone’s side in January but has yet to find the net for his new side, and is expected to line-up against former club Juventus on Wednesday.

“I made many small sacrifices to come to this club,” Morata told a wide-ranging interview with Diario AS.

“There will be some (fans) who are annoyed with me but my teammates know the choices I have made to be here.

“My priority now is on the pitch, to focus on winning every game and every competition – we know it is not out of the question that we win both domestically and in Europe this season.

“Competition for places? I am not worried if we play with three or four strikers, on who comes in or out of the team as long as we are getting the results we should be.

“There is a lot of talk in the press over who starts but it is often the case that a striker who comes late on has special qualities and the ability to win games.

“We all know the situation we are in and all the players are motivated to bring success to this club.”

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