Alvaro Morata Wants To Return Back To Real Madrid
Alvaro Morata wants to return back to Real Madrid
The Spain international striker left Santiago Bernabeu for the second time in a £70 million switch to Stamford Bridge. While he has impressed during his short spell in England, Madrid’s has endured uncharacteristic struggles in front of goal.
The Spain international has been in fine form since his summer move to Chelsea. Morata, 25, has netted 10 goals and chipped in with four assists in all competitions under Antonio Conte this time out. Pressed on the biggest change he has experienced in England, Morata said: “To know that in every game there’s a real chance of playing if you train well you are going to play.
“If I had been looking for things like money or a city, I would have stayed at home, where I had everything.” While enjoying life in London, Morata admits that the Premier League has provided something of a culture shock. He added: “Almost all players are athletes. Technically it is not like in Spain but the players are very strong physically. “The changing rooms are smaller than the ones I’ve been in so far. Ours is made of wood!”
However, according to Spanish outlet Diario Gol, Real have a plan to lure the striker back to the Bernabeu. They claim Morata always wanted to succeed in Madrid and he refuses to rule out a return. The Italian could replace the under-fire Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu, and Real would make sure Conte brings Morata with him.
Speaking about leaving Real for Chelsea in the summer, Morata opened the door to a Bernabeu return. He said: “I felt important for Madrid, but I wanted to play in the knockout stages of the Champions League. “I told the coach I wanted to play more, to say that I wanted to go is nonsense.
Should Morata be able to maintain the fine form he has displayed so far, then he should end the 2017-18 campaign with a place in Spain’s squad for next summer’s World Cup finals. If he does head to Russia, then he will get the chance to face off against former Madrid colleague Ronaldo, with Spain set to meet Portugal in their opening fixture of the group stage.
On that challenge, Morata said: “We hope that he [Ronaldo] scores many goals for Madrid but that he will be tired when the World Cup comes around.”