Alvaro Morata has insisted he is happy at Chelsea
Alvaro Morata has caused a stir ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Roma on Tuesday night (7.45pm) by claiming he is unhappy in London.
The striker waxed lyrical about his time with Juventus in an interview with Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport but claimed he could not see a long-term future in the UK.
However, the 25-year-old has since clarified he does not intend on quitting Stamford Bridge anytime soon, suggesting the interview had been blown out of proportion.
“We have a problem with the interview, all I said was that I was happy at Juventus,” the former Real Madrid man said.
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“I want to say in the future when I finish my career I move from London but I am happy in London with my wife.
“I really like London now but when I finish my career and I have a child I might want to move back to my country.
“This is normal. It is stressful only because of the traffic, but it is a wonderful city.”
And Morata has claimed his goal is to stay at Stamford Bridge for at least five years, claiming he would even put pen to paper on a 10-year deal.
Alvaro Morata has insisted he is very happy at Chelsea
“I want to say again, we have a problem of understanding the interview,” he added.
“If Chelsea offered me ten years I would probably sign it. If I can make good and improve I can maybe stay here longer than five years.”
In the interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Morata said: "I live in downtown Chelsea.
“What fascinates me about London is its multi-ethnicity, the coexistence of cultures and religions, but I do not see myself living here for very long.
“It's too big, too much stress, too much of a metropolis."