Courtois backs Conte to keep Chelsea focused

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata predicts he will play for Antonio Conte in the future after praising the Chelsea manager for believing in his abilities.

Conte was eager to bring Morata to Chelsea and the Spain worldwide reveals if he was to move it would have been to a London club.

The Spain worldwide has only started 10 matches in La Liga this season and he has revealed if he did move then he "would nearly certainly go to London".

MORATA SPOKE WITH CONTE- In an interview with the Guardian, Morata spoke about past conversations with Conte and Pochettino, here is what he had to say: " Many different EPL coaches have called me in the past. I told them the following: I don't know what is going to happen since it is up to Real Madrid.

"I knew they would bring me back, but I did not know if it was to keep me or sell me".

"I talked directly to [Tottenham leader] Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte, even though the standard is teams phone my father or broker".

"I'm very happy at Madrid and they support me", he said.

Morata has netted 16 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions for Real Madrid this season.

"The future excites me, whether that is Madrid or somewhere else".

Despite never actually working under Conte, Morata made it clear that he will forever be in debt to the Italian due to his insistence on bringing him to Turin, and that their paths will cross one day. I am sure sooner or later I will.

Conte was in charge of Juventus when he convinced Morata to join the club from Real Madrid, although he ended up leaving to take charge of the Italy national team before the Spain worldwide arrived in Turin later that summer. I still have to learn, improve.

"I'm very conscious of that - he bet on me for Juventus but left before I arrived; then he wanted me at Chelsea come what may". I recall speaking to my father afterward and him saying that Conte would win the league with Chelsea.

"There were different reasons why it did not happen but just the fact he listened to me for so many hours meant a lot to me".

"I am no longer the youngest, I am 24, it is a big moment".

And the Spaniard has revealed how thrilled he is to be playing for one of the Premier League's top clubs.

  • Julie Sanders