Alvaro Morata makes honest admission about his Chelsea FC future

Alvaro Morata opens up about his situation at Chelsea FC in recent months

By James Westwood
Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Chelsea FC striker Alvaro Morata has revealed that he pondered leaving the club this summer after a difficult first year in England.

Morata moved to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid last summer for a then club record fee of £70 million and hit the ground running at the start of the 2017-18 season.

The Spanish striker scored six goals in his first six appearances in the blue shirt but his fortunes quickly took a turn for the worst thereafter.

Morata only managed to find the back of the net in the league 5 times, whilst contributing just 4 goals in other competitions following his promising start, often coming under intense scrutiny for his wastefulness in front of goal.

The 25-year-old forward has spoken out about the campaign this week, admitting that he came close to leaving Chelsea FC over the summer.

As Metro Sport reports, Morata said: “Last year I was not happy, everything was a disaster – I went out onto the pitch and did not know where I was. Leaving Chelsea? I considered playing in Spain again and going back to Italy but now I have stayed here and need to bounce back.”

Morata has started all four of Chelsea FC’s games at the start of the 2018-19 season, but only managed to find the back of the net once against Arsenal during in a 3-2 win.

However, Chelsea FC still sit joint top of the Premier League after a perfect start to the year and the former Madrid striker has been recalled to the Spain national squad as a result of his exploits so far.

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