Sport Zinedine Zidane regrets selling Morata to Chelsea

19:18  12 september  2017
19:18  12 september  2017 Source:   Read Sport

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GETTY. Zinedine Zidane admits Real Madrid may regret selling Alvaro Morata to Chelsea . The La Liga champions sold the Spain international to Chelsea in a £70m deal this summer. Morata , 24, impressed under Zidane last season despite getting limited game time at the Bernabeu.

Chelsea eventually secured the signing of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid after pursuing the Spain international for two successive summers. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has admitted that Los Blancos are worse off without Morata .

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Alvaro Morata has been an instant hit at Chelsea following his £70m arrival from Real Madrid in the summer.

Just four Premier League games into the season, Morata has already notched three goals and two assists thus far, filling the void left by Diego Costa exceptionally well.

Morata left Madrid because he could play every week at Chelsea and Real boss Zinedine Zidane has stated that he regrets selling the striker in the summer, wishing he hadn’t done so.

“Looking at our squad, we may be missing a number nine. I would have liked Morata to stay but he wanted to play more first-team football elsewhere, which was his decision.”

“We tried to get in another player, last year we had Morata and Mariano and now only [Borja] Mayoral is in the squad.”

Antonio Conte worked with Morata at Juventus where he arguably had his best season of his career to date and the hope is that he can exceed that level of performance at Chelsea this season.

Wilkins: Costa over Morata .
Diego Costa is a better option for Chelsea than Alvaro Morata, according to Ray Wilkins. Costa has not featured for Chelsea since revealing manager Antonio Conte told him by text that he was no longer in his plans at the end of last season and has not joined up with his team-mates since the start of the new season.In Costa's absence, Morata has scored three goals in his opening five league games since his £70m move from Real Madrid.Former Chelsea assistant manager Wilkins admits Morata is the better player but thinks Costa's character should put him ahead of the Spain international.

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