Saturday 21 July 2018

'We have a problem with the interview' - Alvaro Morata backtracks on claims he is not happy in London

Alvaro Morata insists he is content with his new life in London
Alvaro Morata insists he is content with his new life in London
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has moved to clarify comments suggesting he was 'not enjoying' life in London and has now insisted he would be happy to spend the next decade at Stamford Bridge.

Morata's comments claiming London was 'too big, too much stress, too much of a metropolis' led to suggestions that the Spanish striker may already be eyeing up a move back to his homeland.

Yet he used an appearance at a Chelsea press conference to add some perspective to claims that may not have been welcomed by his employers.

"We have a problem with the interview, all I said was that I was happy at Juventus," said Morata ahead of Chelsea's clash with Roma in Italy on Tuesday.

"I want to say in the future when I finish my career I move from London, but I am happy in London with my wife.

"I really like London now, but when I finish my career and I have a child I might want to move back to my country, this is normal. It is stressful only because of the traffic, but it is a wonderful city.

"I want to say again, we have a problem of understanding the interview, if Chelsea offered me ten years I would probably sign it. If I can make good and improve I can maybe stay here longer than five years."

Morata confirmed he was happy to be back in Italy after his successful spell on loan at Juventus, as he set his sights on a helping Chelsea to secure a vital win in a tight qualifying group.

"It is always a pleasure to come back, I like this country but we are here to get three points," he added. "It is a very important match for us. It doesn’t matter if it is London, Italy or Spain. All that matters is the three points."

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