Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata admits Italy was the
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Chsea‘s Alvaro Morata has said that he cannot see himself living in Londom for so long, admitting he finds England’s capital
“stressful”, ahead of returning to Italy
for the Blues clash with Roma.
Morata left Juventus in 2016 to
re-join Real Madrid after the Spanish
club activated a buy-back clause in
his contract, having won two Serie A
titles and helped Juve reach the
Champions League final in his two
years in Turin.
While struggling to earn regular
first-team opportunities at Real
Madrid, the striker has quickly got up to
speed with the Premier League since
moving to the Stamford Bridge – scoring six goals
in nine appearances – but it is the
pace of life off the pitch which is
taking its toll on the forward.
I’m a chat with Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Morata said: “I’m fine. I live in downtown Chelsea. London
fascinates me with its multi-ethnicity,
the coexistence of cultures and
religions, but I do not see myself
living here for very long. Too much,
too much stress, too many
Morata whose wife is an Italian felt he arrived at Juventus as a boy but left “a real player”, admitting the
environment was perfectly suited for
him – and not one he wanted to leave
in order to return to Madrid.
He added: “Italy for a Spaniard is the best
country to live. You have
everything: beauty, history, art,
cooking, fashion. I would never have
left Italy and Juve. The disappointment [of leaving
Juventus] was enormous, I found
myself back to the starting point.
They [Real Madrid] treated me like
the guy I was before the two Italian
The striker says England is a stressful place
“I came here because there was a
coach like Antonio Conte,. We started talking about my
eventual transfer last spring and
finally I really landed in London,” he said.