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Álvaro Morata walks among his people like all good Kings of Stamford Bridge

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A King for King’s Road

Álvaro Morata was back in full training yesterday with the Spanish national team ahead of their game against Costa Rica on Saturday, overcoming whatever nail issue was keeping him out the day before. He was also back on the interview circuit, as players on international duty are wont to do, chatting with Cadena Ser’s El Larguero.

Amid all the usual mild takes of London weather (“I miss the weather, but the Sun rises, even if it's half an hour”), London traffic (“There are more traffic jams than in Madrid”), being happy in London (“We have adapted well”), never ruling out anything (“Of course I would return to Real Madrid, but it's complicated”), being friendly with Isco, being not friendly with Benzema, and César Azpilicueta being “phenomenal” on every level, he also revealed that he not only lives just five minutes from Stamford Bridge, but that sometimes he walks home and grabs a beer on the way!

How very Diego Costa of him...

“I live in Chelsea five minutes away from the stadium and sometimes at the end of the match, if the roads are closed, I take my training gear off and walk home! If we win I give myself the reward of having a beer.”

-Álvaro Morata; source: Cadena SER via Gianluca Di Marzio

Like the Kings of legends, the newest King of Stamford Bridge walks among his people! Though not in disguise, which he may want to reconsider if he meets too many jokers.

“The other day someone told me your agent must be Harry Potter since you aren’t worth 20 million so I asked him how much he was worth, there will always be people ready to criticise.”

-Álvaro Morata; source: Cadena SER via Express

It is of course a bit too soon to declare Morata King on the level of Peter Osgood or Didier Drogba, but let’s call it an advance on his future legend.