Chelsea’s manager was not in the best possible mood to talk about what led to his team dropping two points against Arsenal at home, and when questions regarding Alvaro Morata started coming, his… mood deteriorated even further.
You are all focused on whether the number nine scores or not. If he scored he played a good game, if he doesn’t he didn’t have a good game. But I was happy with his performance. We see different things
Antonio Conte told reporters when asked if the Spanish striker is ‘physical’ enough to cope with the demands of the Premier League, something that Diego Costa, Chelsea’s previous number 9, proved he was/is, before being… expelled from the team by Conte.
I don’t know if his physicality is a problem. In my opinion, Morata played a really good game. I’m very happy with his performance. In my opinion, for me, he played very well today. He had a lot of the ball and tried to send Willian, Pedro, our wing-backs forward. He played a really good game
the Italian manager said, defending his player, but at the same time defending his own choice to sign Morata, and end Diego Costa’s days at Chelsea (no matter if typically the Spain international remains a Chelsea player.