ROME — Alvaro Morata insisted he’s proud of life in London and claimed he would signal a 10-year contract at Chelsea if given the prospect.
Quotes attributed to the Spain worldwide by Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday advised that he doesn’t see himself dwelling in London for lengthy as a result of it’s “too massive, an excessive amount of stress, an excessive amount of of a metropolis.”
The feedback prompted fears that Chelsea might have one other unsettled star striker on their palms after granting Diego Costa his long-desired transfer again to Atletico Madrid final month, however Morata was fast to dismiss the considerations in a information convention to preview Chelsea’s Champions League conflict with Roma on Tuesday.
“We had an issue of understanding on this interview,” Morata insisted when requested if he’s dedicated to the Premier League champions. “If Chelsea proposed me 10 years [contract] I might in all probability signal that too. I am proud of this membership, on this metropolis, with all the pieces in London.
“I actually like London and, in all probability, if I make good and enhance, in all probability I can keep right here greater than 5 years. However I want to attain many targets in any other case Chelsea will purchase one other participant. It is regular.
“Within the interview I needed to say, in all probability sooner or later after I end in my profession, I will not reside in London. However now, in the mean time, I am very glad in London and revel in dwelling in London with my spouse.
“Most likely sooner or later, after I must deliver my youngster to the varsity and take up a college, after I end my profession, I might desire to come back again to my nation. It is regular. For me, I desire the place I used to be born. However now I am very glad.
“Once I say [London] is a tense metropolis, I am solely speaking concerning the visitors and that there are lots of people. But it surely’s an unimaginable metropolis with many religions and plenty of varieties of various folks, so I actually get pleasure from London.”
Requested concerning the suggestion that Morata is lower than settled within the English capital, head coach Antonio Conte stated: “I feel Alvaro is an effective particular person and is having fun with his time in London, having fun with enjoying with Chelsea, an ideal staff.
“I do know very properly the place he is dwelling now along with his spouse. It was the identical constructing that I lived in final season. A beautiful place, not so removed from the coaching floor. However I am positive about this additionally as a result of each time I’ve spoken with him, he has instructed me he is very glad, glad for this unbelievable expertise for him, for his spouse.”
Morata has gone 4 matches with out scoring in all competitions since limping off with a hamstring harm towards Manchester Metropolis on the finish of September, however he insisted that his bodily issues are actually behind him.
“Actually, now I am 100 p.c match,” he added. “Most likely in the previous few video games I’ve not been at one of the best bodily kind, however now I am higher. It is onerous. It is a bit harm, nevertheless it stopped 20 days [ago] when lastly I had good situation.
“I want to come back again to full health, that is all. The Premier League is completely different and I did not play very many video games, however that is regular.
“Within the final recreation [against Bournemouth] I feel I missed one [chance] after I did not have an excessive amount of area, and one other when [Asmir] Begovic made an excellent save. The one factor I wanted was to come back again to full health.
“If I missed probabilities and the staff misplaced, I might be considering all day about these probabilities. However we received the three factors and the win. Once I arrived residence, I used to be desirous about these probabilities however I hope the subsequent time I could make a aim.”