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Chelsea Star Reveals He Considered Moving Back To Spain This Summer

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has said he seriously thought about leaving the club this summer after describing his first season in the Premier League as a “total disaster.”

The Spaniard believed the move to the Blues from Real Madrid would lead to more game time and get him a place in Spain’s World Cup squad. When that didn’t happen, he said he thought about leaving Stamford Bridge to return to Spain or Italy. He is quoted by the Sun as saying:

“Clearly I thought about going back to play in Spain, or in Italy. Missing out on the World Cup made me consider it.”

“I went [to Chelsea] to get to the World Cup, and I didn’t go. The last year wasn’t a happy one, it was a total disaster. I went on the pitch and I didn’t even know where I was.”

Morata now believes though that his future is at Chelsea. There have been a lot of changes in his life recently, with becoming a father, having a new manager and getting back into the first-team giving him a different perspective on things.

The 25-year-old says he is particularly happy with Maurizio Sarri’s style of play, liking it more to the tactics that he is used to in Spain:

“The style of play has changed at Chelsea and it’s more similar to a Spanish system. More passes, more possession, attacking the spaces.”

The forward has scored once in five appearances so far this campaign, scoring the second goal in the 3-2 win over Arsenal last month. He will want to improve, though, on the 11 goals he scored in the Premier League last season.

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