Chelsea Striker Morata admits to playing with injuries in Premier league
Nov 10, 2017 Sports 1 6226 By Collins Kelechi
- Chelsea Striker Morata admits to playing with injuries in Premier league.
- The striker is pleased to be starting games every week.
- Claims he has been named in the starting XI on three occasions when he wasn't 100% fit.
Chelsea FC and Spain international striker Alvaro Morata has disclosed that he is pleased to be in the starting XI every week
at Chelsea even when he is not 100% fit.
Mortal who is currently on international duty with Spain for the international break stated that there have been many occasions at Chelsea where he has been called upon to play even with minor injuries.
The former Real Madrid player is pleased that he has been allowed to play at all times, something that was somewhat challenging to do at Real Madrid.
"I needed something Real Madrid could not give, which was playing every Sunday, whether I was doing well or not," Morata told Marca. "At the moment I've had three games far from my physical best, but I've kept playing. That is what I needed. Any player wants to be at Real Madrid. [But] I needed to play. Nothing more. I fought all my life to be at Real Madrid, to try to be in the starting XI. But at Chelsea I have found what I needed."
Back in Spain for international duty, Morata also spoke on "El Partidazo" radio show, where he explained recent comments which had appeared to suggest he regretted rejoining Madrid from Juventus in 2016.
"I never said that I was sorry about returning to Madrid, just that they had treated me the same [as when I was previously there]," he said. "I will always be grateful to Madrid. I never said a bad word about anybody there. Everyone there, even the president, treated me really well always. Having left for that transfer fee it is difficult to return again. But nothing is impossible, especially with the money clubs are paying these days."
Morata played down the idea that Madrid teammates felt any negativity toward Ronaldo when he gets frustrated at not scoring, even when the team had won.
"Maybe if you are outside, and not a player, you think it is not good," he said. "But his personality is why he is one of the best players in the world and has made history. If you are used to scoring three or four, and leave without one, it is normal to be angry. He is happy when the team wins, but he is a predator -- [scoring] is what makes him happy. It also happens to me, although not as much."