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.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive
John Barnes
John Barnes on Liverpool FC in the title race and Naby Keita’s form
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Novak Djokovic (Photo: Marianne Bevis)
All change at Miami Open: Players & places, facts & figures as multiple champs Djokovic, Federer hit Florida
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Nemanja Vidic identifies where Man United need summer signing
Jurgen Klopp
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink predicts where Liverpool FC, Man City will finish