Spanish striker Alvaro Morata was back in action on Monday night vs West Bromwich Albion and now his physical condition is improving, as the Blues’ manager Antonio Conte confirmed.
“Alvaro has been training with us regularly every day. His physical condition is improving. Conte said. “He will play a part of the game and he will be ready for the Champions League game against Barcelona”.
During his press conference ahead of tomorrow’s night game vs Hull City, Antonio Conte also spoke about the effect Olivier Giroud could have on Morata and about the possibilities the two will play together in the future: “Alvaro is a player with a good maturity. The competition is good for the team. A great team must have competition in every position and every role. – Conte said – “Giroud is a good option as he’s very strong and powerful. He can help us for the rest of the season.”
And about the two playing together Conte went on: “In the future it could happen if we decide to play with three midfielders. Now I think it’s very soon to answer this question. We are playing with a system from last season and in this case it means Hazard, Pedro and Willian are out. In this moment it’s very important to have all your players available. To have Morata and Giroud as two options is very important for us. For a lot of time we did play with Hazard as a number nine.”