Alvaro Morata chasing Premier League Golden Boot

Alvaro Morata has pledged his future to Chelsea and the 25-year-old has set his sights on winning the Premier League Golden Boot.

โ€œOn the first day of pre-season I spoke to [Chelsea Director Marina Granovskaia] and with the manager and I said: โ€˜I want to stay at Chelseaโ€™,โ€ he told Mirror Sport.

โ€œThey told me: โ€˜We have a lot of confidence in you and we want you to stay too.โ€™ So everything was perfect.

โ€œAll the people said I wanted to leave, that I was not happy in London but its not true. Now I have taken another house, a bigger one, near to Cobham.

โ€œMy wife is very happy. When everyone is talking about the possibility to leave I am here looking for a house. So the story is finished and I canโ€™t wait for Sundayโ€™s game [against Manchester City in the Community Shield which the Blues lost 2-0].

โ€œFor me, I prefer to score 10 goals and take the trophy. I want to win the Golden Boot but in England in the last year the Golden Boot winner didnโ€™t take any trophies.โ€

Morata joined the Blues from boyhood-club Real Madrid in the summer of 2017. He went on to enjoy a mixed first season at Stamford Bridge, so much so that there was speculation that he could be on his way out. However, Morata reaffirmed his commitment to Marizio Sarriโ€™s team and is now looking to rival the likes of Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, and Sergio Aguero.

Morata has features across 48 matches for Chelsea in all competitions, registering 15 goals and creating a further six for his teammates. While Morata dismissed talk of him leaving Stamford Bridge, it does not mean he has the full support of his teammates and ex-teammates. Ex-City Dunne thinks the new Chelsea boss Sarri has a real issue on his hands with the forward. โ€˜City were outstanding, I think for Chelsea itโ€™s really worrying,โ€™ Dunne said on BT Sport 1.

โ€œI know the managerโ€™s only had two weeks, but there were some players in that team that looked like they didnโ€™t want to be there. Or they werenโ€™t fit enough – โ€˜Morata was a disgrace up front, he was awful. Theyโ€™ll have to spend an awful lot of money over the next week.โ€™

Chelsea have until Thursday to complete the majority of their transfer business, with the window closing before the first Premier League game on Friday.


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