Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has blamed his former boss Antonio Conte for his playing style: according to the Spanish striker, the Italian coach’s direct football was one of the main reason for his inconsistent form in the past campaign:
“For me, it’s easy. I could have gone back to Spain or Italy, all the people believe in me there, but I want to change things here,” said Morata.
“I want to, not for all the haters, but for me and for Chelsea.
“Chelsea gave me everything that I needed and now I have time to give back all that Chelsea give me.
“The most important thing is the way we play. Last season it was direct balls and for me to protect the ball in the air is not my best quality.
“Now I can attack the space, I can play one touch and go in the area for the crosses. It’s better for me.”
Morata admits that Maurizio Sarri‘s playing style is more suitable for his qualities:
“Sarri works with the ball always and when you always have the ball the strikers have more chances.”
Speaking about this season’s goals he said:
“I want to score more than 30 goals, but I would prefer to score 15 or 20 and get the Premier League or one big trophy.”