Tottenham manager Maurico Pochettino implied this week that Alvaro Morata turned down the opportunity to join Tottenham two years ago because he wasn’t willing to compete with Harry Kane.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has dismissed Pochettino’s comments by insisting Morata can compete with the best strikers in the world.
“I don’t know about this situation (Morata’s reasons for not joining Spurs),” Conte said.
“But I think Morata is a really good player and he can compete with every striker in the world to try to play.
“He is a young player and my task is also to help him improve, to exploit his quality because I know he has great quality and my task is this – to improve his quality to become one of the best strikers in the world.”