Alvaro Morata has hit back at his critics after his not so great performance for Chelsea in the Community Shield.
Morata made his competitive debut for the Blues last weekend when he came on in the second half against Arsenal at Wembley. But the Spaniard did not have the debut that he would have been hoping for as he missed a penalty at the end which eventually cost Chelsea the Community Shield. But ever since the match got over, a lot of people have been debating and dissecting the performance and some have also gone on to claim that he is not fit for the Premier League.
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Now Morata has decided to speak out and in an interview with Marca. He said, “I admit it’s a very important amount but I have the personality to play calmly and to stay on my path, I’ve only had two pre-season games, 15 minutes officially and a missed penalty and they’re already killing me, so I know what’s ahead.”
“It’s the price you have to pay for such a big transfer. It’s something that motivates me and makes me work harder every day. I know that twice as many people are looking at me now.
“It’s been a long, strange summer, in which I’ve had to make decisions. I wasn’t fresh and I couldn’t train well. Now I have to adapt to a new team with an Italian coach who’s very tactical. But I’ve already adapted and I’m excited to play.”
He also voiced the fact that he needs to fully understand his new manager first and then he will most definitely play a lot better.
Morata said, “I have to understand Conte well. He asks me the opposite of what my previous coaches have asked me. I’ll play in different positions and in different systems of play,
“I don’t think I need to adapt to the Premier League, but to my new coach.
“I knew he wanted me and I talked to him a number of times. In a way, I felt indebted to him because he signed me for Juve and then had to go.”