I Stopped Enjoying Football At Chelsea — Morata

By Daily Sports on November 14, 2019

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Atletico Madrid centre forward Alvaro Morata has opened up on his ill-fated stint in the Premier League with Chelsea, admitting he “stopped enjoying football” at Stamford Bridge.

The 27-year-old completed a £60 million ($77m) move to Chelsea from Real Madrid in the summer of 2017, penning a five-year contract with the club.

Big things were expected of a two-time Champions League winner when he arrived in west London, but he ultimately failed to adjust to the rigorous demands of Premier League football.

Morata only managed to score 16 Premier League goals in 47 appearances, struggling to fill the void up front left by Diego Costa's departure to Atletico Madrid.

The Spain international ended up joining Costa at Wanda Metropolitano on loan midway through the 2018-19 campaign, before making the move permanent this summer.

Morata has confessed that his confidence hit an all-time low while he was at Chelsea, insisting he felt the "opposite of happy" in England.

"I had stopped enjoying it," Morata told COPE.

"Now I’m happy, there were times I didn’t even believe in myself. ‘In some games in England I felt like when my teammates saw me unmarked, I knew they thought I wouldn’t do anything good with the ball.

"I didn’t feel like doing anything, leaving home, talking to people, nothing.

"The only thing I had in mind was going to the World Cup, playing and being happy, and in the end, I was quite the opposite of happy."

The former Real Madrid star has rediscovered his best form since returning to La Liga, helping Atletico rise to third in the top flight.

Morata has hit seven goals in 13 appearances across all competitions and at the moment, he is keeping Costa out of Diego Simeone's starting XI. (Goal)

•PHOTO: Alvaro Morata 

Source Daily Sports

Posted November 14, 2019


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