People are starting to question whether Alvaro Morata was truly committed to Chelsea after his latest comments on the move to Atletico Madrid.
Morata left Real Madrid to join Chelsea at the beginning of last season but despite having a positive start to his career in London, his form soon dipped.
It was a similar case this season when Maurizio Sarri joined Chelsea.
Sarri’s style of football looked to suit Morata and he did alright during the early stages of the campaign.
Though, the same cracks soon started to show.
Morata only scored five Premier League goals and continued to struggle before ending his Chelsea nightmare and completing his move to Atleti.
Now, questions have arisen over his commitment to Chelsea.
‘I gave him my word that as soon as I was able to, I would come’
That is because Morata has been speaking about his move to Atletico Madrid.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Morata has claimed he’s been looking to move to Atleti for some time now.
He explained that he first made contact with Diego Simeone ‘three-and-a-half years ago’ and gave him his word that he would join ‘as soon as I was able to’.
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‘If I tell you the truth, the first contact was three-and-a-half years ago,’ he explained to AS.
‘I gave him my word that as soon as I was able to, I would come. It wasn’t possible before.
‘But it wasn’t because of me. I gave him my word, and now I’ve come here it has been the time when I’ve talked with Simeone the least!’
That has seen people question whether Morata was actually committed to Chelsea during his time at Stamford Bridge.
#Morata has told AS that he made a promise to Diego Simeone three-and-a-half years ago he’d join Atletico.He said: “I gave him my word that as soon as I was able to, I would come. It wasn’t possible before, but it wasn’t because of me.” Puts his commitment to #cfc in fresh light.
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) February 20, 2019