Alvaro Morata has taken a swipe at former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte by saying that the Italian’s tactics were part of the reasons he suffered last season.
Morata arrived at Chelsea from Real Madrid as a record signing in a deal worth £60million last summer.
He came and got off firing as he scored 8 goals in his first 9 games for the Blues. However, his scoring touch waned drastically as the season progressed.
His goals dried after the turn of the new year and his loss of form made him miss the cut for Spain in the Russia 2018 World Cup.
However, the player appears to be improving under new manager Sarri and opened his account this season with a brilliant solo goal against Arsenal.
When asked he felt more comfortable with Maurizio Sarri at the helm in a chat with Cadena SER, Morata said:
‘Yes, yes, yes. For me, yes.
‘It’s not for nothing, but for the style of play. It wasn’t my style of play and I suffered a little because of that.’
It can be recalled that the player revealed how he used painkillers last season to continue playing for Chelsea despite his injury.
‘In today’s world, it’s normal that these [critical] things are said,’ he said.
‘Chelsea made a huge effort for me and it wasn’t returned. I should have repaid them double.
‘A player they pay for can’t finish the season with 15 goals. People think we’re machines. If I had stopped for three months, I would have come back with a clear head, but I was professional and I wanted to give everything. ‘
‘If I could go back, I would stop for two months. I was in pain, I went to Germany to see the doctor, paying for private planes.
‘People believe the false life of Instagram, what it shows you; they thought I was at home with my wife. Someday, I’ll write a book about what I’ve been through.’
Chelsea are yet to drop a point this season after garnering maximum points from 4 games.