Álvaro Morata: “I Score 15 Goals And Win Titles, Other Forwards Score 35 And Win Nothing”

Álvaro Morata: “I Score 15 Goals And Win Titles, Other Forwards Score 35 And Win Nothing”
Aug 12, 2017

Chelsea News

Speaking to Spanish news outlet Marca, Chelsea striker Álvaro Morata discussed the Premier League, goal scoring and life in London. The 24-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid in a deal worth up to £70 million.

The striker scored 15 goals in 26 appearances for the Champions League holders last season, but he insists that he should not be judged on goals this season. When asked about his goal tally for this season, he replied: “I wish I could put more than 20! It’s my job. But it does not obsess me either in the sense that I change it by collective titles.”

For example, at Juventus, I did not score any more than 20 goals, and I won all the titles except the Champions League final. I have scored 15 or 16 goals and raised titles; and other forwards have made 35 and have not won anything. I want to score them, but a player can be remembered for other things in the game.”

The former Real Madrid striker is Chelsea’s current record signing at £58.5 million, around the same price his fellow compatriot Fernando Torres was signed for in 2011.

Speaking on his transfer fee and the expectations it brings, Morata said: “I admit it’s a very important amount, but I have a 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.

Morata is used to playing with a strike partner like at Juventus and has only lead the frontline a handful of times at Madrid but he denies that he will have to adapt to the demands of the Premier League. Reports suggest that Conte may alter his formation to accommodate Morata up top but the Spaniard says he is more worried about adapting to his manager rather than the league.

He said: “If I adapted to Italy, which is much more tactical, more crazy… Here I must do to the system of the team, which is as if it were Italian, by the coach.

I must understand Conte well, he asks me the opposite of what my previous technicians have asked me. I will play in different positions and with different game schemes. And that change I have already understood. From there, everything is easier.

Chelsea began their title charge this afternoon with a 3-2 defeat to Burnley. However, Morata’s second-half cameo after coming off the bench was a positive for Chelsea fans going forward as the Spaniard bagged a goal and an assist.

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