Alvaro Morata is full of hopes and expectations and love and ambition for the new season.
His first 12 months in a Blue shirt may not have gone exactly to plan, with plenty of distractions good (expecting children) and bad (injuries, death of a close friend) off the pitch affecting his performance on the pitch, but he’s back in London with a renewed sense of hope and a renewed sense of love and ambition and is ready to win the Golden Boot.
Or at least the title.
“For me I prefer to score 10 goals and take the trophy. I want to win the Golden Boot but in England in the last year the Golden Boot winner didn’t take any trophies.”
Morata’s apparent happiness and commitment in his interview with the Mirror stands in stark contrast to the months of exit rumors and shady meetings. But the 25-year-old says all that is absolute nonsense. He wants to stay, the club want him to stay, and the only meetings he was having had been with real estate agents as he was shopping for a new, bigger house closer to the training ground.
“On the first day of pre-season I spoke to [Chelsea Director Marina Granovskaia] and with the manager and I said: ‘I want to stay at Chelsea’. They told me: ‘We have a lot of confidence in you and we want you to stay too.’ So everything was perfect.
“All the people said I wanted to leave, that I was not happy in London but its not true. Now I have taken another house, a bigger one, near to Cobham. My wife is very happy. When everyone is talking about the possibility to leave I am here looking for a house. So the story is finished and I can’t wait for Sunday’s game.”
-Alvaro Morata; source: Mirror
Conditions are perfect. Now, Chelsea’s record signing just needs to find his scoring boots again.
Sunday, against Manchester City in the Community Shield would be as good a place as any to do so.