Chelsea is their common home these days, but if Antonio Conte hadn’t left Juventus in July 2014 to work at Italy’s national team, they would have done things together at the Bianconeri. After all, it was Conte who had asked for Alvaro Morata’s signing.
The Italian coach’s role in the Spain international’s decision to join Chelsea was huge, but just because Conte is a fan of Morata, doesn’t mean things are easy for the former Juventus and Real Madrid striker.
I have to understand Conte well. He asks me the opposite of what my previous coaches have asked me. I’ll play in different positions and in different systems of play
Morata told Spanish newspaper Marca, admitting that this first short period of his at the Blues has been anything but a walk in the park.
I don’t think I need to adapt to the Premier League, but to my new coach. I knew he wanted me and I talked to him a number of times. In a way, I felt indebted to him because he signed me for Juve and then had to go
the Spanish striker also said, talking about the role Conte played in his decision to join Chelsea.
As for his critics, he knows they are many and very demanding, especially given his big price tag. He is, after all, the most expensive transfer in the history of the London club.
I admit it’s a very important amount but I have the personality to play calmly and to stay on my path. I’ve only had two pre-season games, 15 minutes officially and a missed penalty, and they’re already killing me, so I know what’s ahead. It’s the price you have to pay for such a big transfer. It’s something that motivates me and makes me work harder every day. I know that twice as many people are looking at me now