- Spanish forward Alvaro Morata struggled under ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
- The forward blamed the Italian for his poor goals ratio after joining the Blues from Real Madrid
- Morata is now enjoying a new lease of life under Sarri and has been recalled to Spain's La Roja
Chelsea Spanish forward Alvaro Morata has slammed former club boss, Antonio Conte's style of play at West London outfit, after the Italian suggested he should have taken two months’ vacation as a result of injury last term.
According to a UK Mirror report citing sources at Cadena SER, the Spaniard who joined Chelsea from Real Madrid last summer, scoring 15 times across all in all competitions, admitted that his goal scoring run wasn't good enough, even as he was quick to lay the blame on the Italian’s tactical play.
"Yes, yes, yes. For me, yes," he said while responding to a question if he is enjoying life more under new boss Maurizio Sarri than he did under Conte.
"It’s not for nothing, but for the style of play. It wasn’t my style of play and I suffered a little because of that."
Speaking further, Morata who failed to make Spain’s La Roja squad to the summer World Cup in Russia, revealed that his injury spells ensured he was not in top form last season, and should have taken a rest in the course of the campaign.
"In today’s world, it’s normal that these [critical] things are said," he said.
“Chelsea made a huge effort for me and it wasn’t returned. I should have repaid them double.
"A player they pay for can’t finish the season with 15 goals. People think we’re machines. If I had stopped for three months, I would have come back with a clear head, but I was professional and I wanted to give everything.
"If I could go back, I would stop for two months.
"I was in pain, I went to Germany to see the doctor, paying for private planes.
"People believe the false life of Instagram , what it shows you; they thought I was at home with my wife. Someday, I’ll write a book about what I’ve been through,” Morata was quoted as saying by Mirror.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Alvaro Morata has revealed he wanted to quit Chelsea after missing out in his country's squad for the Russia 2018 World Cup.
The 25-year-old said not being named into Julen Lopeteguis's squad to Russia hit him hard, calling his first season at Stamford Bridge a "total disaster".
The former Juventus striker revealed he joined Chelsea from Real Madrid last summer to boost his chances of playing in football's biggest showpiece, but he struggled desperately for form.
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