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.
“On the first day of pre-season I spoke to [Chelsea Director Marina Granovskaia] and with the manager and I said: ‘I want to stay at Chelsea’,” he told Mirror Sport.
“They told me: ‘We have a lot of confidence in you and we want you to stay too.’ So everything was perfect.
“All 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.
“My 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 can’t wait for Sunday’s game [against Manchester City in the Community Shield which the Blues lost 2-0].
“For 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 didn’t take any trophies.”
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 Sarri’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. ‘City were outstanding, I think for Chelsea it’s really worrying,’ Dunne said on BT Sport 1.
“I know the manager’s only had two weeks, but there were some players in that team that looked like they didn’t want to be there. Or they weren’t fit enough – ‘Morata was a disgrace up front, he was awful. They’ll have to spend an awful lot of money over the next week.’
"Morata was a disgrace up front, he was awful."
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Chelsea have until Thursday to complete the majority of their transfer business, with the window closing before the first Premier League game on Friday.