It took Álvaro Morata seven tries to score against Atlético Madrid, in the process opening his Champions League account for his new club Chelsea in the mighty mighty Blues’ mighty mighty fine victory Wednesday night. That it was the first ever goal scored by an opposing player at Atléti’s new Metropolitano stadium only added that bit of extra sweetness.
“For sure I am happy. Not for my past but it is always a good feeling to score the first goal in a new stadium and against a good team.”
It was yet another headed goal from Morata, putting the faintest of touches to Eden Hazard’s perfect cross from the left. All night long the dynamic duo at the top of Chelsea’s 3-5-2 formation created dangerous situation after dangerous situation, with Morata putting his newly acquired Premier League knowledge to big-boy Diego Godín a couple times and Hazard clearly enjoying himself on his first start of any real significance since last season.
“It is easy playing with a player like Eden, one of the best players in the world, and I am very lucky to play with him.”
The win puts Chelsea into a comfortable position at the top of the Champions League group, so the attention now turns to the weekend and putting in a similarly committed, ambitious, and excellent performance against Manchester City.
“The win was very important for us because this was a very important test for us, playing against Atletico. Atletico in the last few years have arrived to the Champions League final, so it was a very good test and we took the three points and now we can move on, relax and put this mentality into the Premier League. It was a massive victory.”
“I am happy but we must continue to win the games, win all the three points that are possible and we are very happy because in this game we did.”
-Álvaro Morata; source: Chelsea FC
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