Chelsea’s new Spanish star, Alvaro Morata, has explained exactly why he willingly left childhood club Real Madrid for Chelsea.
The 24-year-old explained that the lack of consistent playing time was what left him exasperated. When asked what he needs to prove his worth, Morata took a veiled dig at former bosses Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho, saying “If I was allowed to play five consecutive matches … In Madrid, I never played five consecutive matches.”
Morata came through the ranks in Madrid’s Castilla team, where his excellent goal scoring rate caught the eye of Jose Mourinho, who integrated him into the first-team squad, although the Portuguese manager did describe him as ‘not ready’. Morata became a proper first-team member when Carlo Ancelotti took over, although he did leave the for Juventus the following season for €20 million.
The Spanish striker enjoyed a great couple of seasons with the Bianconeri before Madrid exercised their buyback clause for €30 million, before selling him to Chelsea this summer.