Sport Zinedine Zidane regrets selling Morata to Chelsea

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

I couldn't stay to be a sub – Morata joined Chelsea despite Zidane wishes

  I couldn't stay to be a sub – Morata joined Chelsea despite Zidane wishes The striker left the Liga giants to join the Blues, and he claims the move was a mark of him showing maturityAlvaro Morata joined Chelsea against the wishes of Zinedine Zidane as he did not want to spend another season among the Real Madrid substitutes.

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.

Morata urges Chelsea fans to scrap controversial new chant .
Sections of the Chelsea fans at Leicester City used anti-Semitic language in a song about Alvaro Morata and were urged not to repeat it.Alvaro Morata does not want to be associated with a controversial new chant about him that Chelsea have urged supporters to stop singing.

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