Alvaro Morata outlines the reasons why he opted to join Chelsea after Cristiano Ronaldo admitted Real Madrid miss him
Alvaro Morata has insisted that he opted to move to Chelsea for the good of his career after Cristiano Ronaldo recently admitted that Real Madrid have been feeling the absence of the striker.
The Spanish forward opted to quit The Bernabeu in search of regular first-team football back in July and chose to link up with Antonio Conte at Chelsea, signing a five-year contract with the west London club.
Morata has made a strong start to life at Chelsea, scoring seven goals and making three assists in 10 Premier League games.
The 25-year-old headed home the winner for the Blues as Chelsea secured a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the Premier League last weekend.
Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo last week admitted that the Spanish side were feeling the absences of the likes of Morata after Los Blancos let him leave the club in the summer.
However, Morata has insisted that he is convinced he made the right decision in leaving Real Madrid to sign for the west London club back in July.
Morata told Spanish newspaper Marca: “In the end, the only decisive reason, which Real Madrid were not able to give me, was to play each Sunday, whether good or bad.
“Now there have been three games where I have not been at my best physically but I have continued to play. This is what I needed.
“Real Madrid are Real Madrid and any player would want to be at Real Madrid. Why would I want to leave Real Madrid? I wanted to play, nothing else.
“It has been said that I did not want to battle but I fought all my life to be at Real Madrid and be in the starting eleven.
“All my life, but I needed to play and in Chelsea I have got what I wanted.”
Morata will be expecting to start for Chelsea when the Blues return to Premier League action after the international break with a trip to West Brom.
The Blues are currently fourth in the table and nine points behind leaders Manchester City after 11 games of the new campaign.