Antonio Conte reacts to Alvaro Morata’s outburst ahead of Chelsea FC v Tottenham
The Chelsea FC manager defends Alvaro Morata's angry outburst at Burnley on Thursday
Antonio Conte insists he had no problems with Alvaro Morata’s angry reaction to his substitution in Chelsea FC’s 2-1 win at Burnley on Thursday night.
The Spain international moved to Chelsea FC from Real Madrid in a £65m in the 2017 summer transfer window after the Blues missed out on Romelu Lukaku, who moved to Manchester United.
Morata was tasked with filling Diego Costa’s void after the controversial Spanish forward secured a return to Atletico Madrid following three seasons at the west London club.
The 24-year-old scored nine times in his opening eight games but Morata was unable to maintain his promising start at the west London side.
Morata has netted 11 times in 28 games in the Premier League this season, while he netted one goal in the Champions League at Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish forward has even been linked with a return to Juventus less than two seasons after he swapped Turin for Madrid.
Morata was substituted in the 71st minute following Victor Moses’ winner at Turf Moor on Thursday night.
Speaking to his pre-match media conference ahead of Chelsea FC’s clash against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-final, Conte said:
“Alvaro must be angry because when you have a chance to score, you have to score, especially for a striker.
“A lot of the time scoring changes your confidence. I think he was very angry with himself for this chance he missed, but I have to look at his whole performance and I am very happy even if he didn’t score.”
Chelsea FC won the Premier League title with two games to spare last term.