Alvaro Morata makes revealing Chelsea admission about playing under Antonio Conte
The Chelsea summer signing opens up about life under Italian coach Alvaro Morata
Alvaro Morata has revealed how working with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has left the summer signing exhausted.
The Spanish forward moved to the defending Premier League champions in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.
Morata was signed to fill the goal void left by Diego Costa after the controversial Spanish forward returned to Atletico Madrid in September.
The 24-year-old has scored seven times in 10 games in the Premier League so far this season including a brilliant hat-trick in a 4-0 win at Stoke City.
The summer signing scored a 55th-minute winner in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in their top of the table clash last weekend.
Conte orchestrated Juventus’ signing of Morata in the 2014 summer transfer window before the manager took over the Italian national team days before the striker arrived in Turin.
However, Morata has opened up about finally getting the opportunity to work under Conte.
“You arrive home [after training] and a nap is necessary,” Morata told Spanish newspaper Marca.
“The problem is that you take a nap and you’ve lost your day. You wake up and it seems that you’ve already lost the day because it’s already night.”
Morata scored the equaliser in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League in the Spanish capital.
Chelsea are in fourth place in the Premier League table and nine points adrift of current leaders Manchester City after 11 games.
The Blues won the title with two games to spare last term.