Alvaro Morata hits out at critics after official debut


New Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has criticized his doubters who are “killing him” after his big money move from Real Madrid insisting he is ready to repay Chelsea’s faith in him.

The former Juventus striker was signed by Antonio Conte’s Chelsea for more than £58 million this summer to step into the shoes of the departing Diego Costa.

Costa has been told by Conte, he is not part of his plans next season following their feud mid-part of last season.

Morata, was introduced in the second half of Chelsea’a FA Community Shield clash with Arsenal but failed to score in open play as well as during the penalty shootout.

As quoted by Metro, from Marca’s interview, Morata admits he may be struggling in his opening weeks in London, but is determined to win back some trust.

I admit it’s a very important amount (the fee) but I have personality to play quietly and go my way. I have only two pre-season games, 15 official minutes and a failed penalty [in the Community Shield’s loss to Arsenal] … and they’re already killing me, so I know what’s ahead.

It is the price that must be paid for such a large transfer. And it’s something that motivates me and makes me work harder every day, to spend an hour every day in the Sports City training. I know now twice as many people look at me.

Alvaro Morata, Metro