Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata caused a stir among Chelsea fans ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Roma by claiming in an interview with Italian media outlet Gazzetta dello Sport that he wasn’t happy with life at London.
Morata has now revealed his interview was blown out of proportion as he doesn’t intend quitting Chelsea anytime soon.
Morata insists there was a problem of understanding in the interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I want to say that we had a problem of understanding in this interview. If Chelsea proposed me 10 years I’d probably sign that too,” Morata said ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League game with Roma on Tuesday.
“I’m happy with this club, in this city, with everything in London. I really like London and, probably, if I make good and improve, probably I can stay here more than five years. But I need to score many goals otherwise Chelsea will buy another player. It’s normal.
“I want to say, probably in the future when I finish in my career, I won’t live in London. But now, at the moment, I’m very happy in London and enjoy living in London with my wife.
“Probably in the future, when I need to bring my child to the school and take up a school, when I finish my career, I’d prefer to come back to my country. It’s normal. For me, I prefer the place I was born.
“But now I’m very happy. When I say it’s a stressful city, I’m only talking about the traffic and that there are a lot of people. But it’s an incredible city with many religions and many kinds of different people, so I really enjoy London.”