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Questions arise if Alvaro Morata was ever committed to Chelsea

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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.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Alvaro Morata of Chelsea reacts during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea FC at Molineux on December 5, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

‘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.

Antonio Rudiger: Sarri-ball can be ‘mentally tiring’

Maurizio Sarri could also be on his way out of Chelsea soon enough.

The Italian boss has been under pressure for a number of weeks.

Now, Rudiger has been speaking about his manager and their situation.

Click here to see what he had to say. 

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