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Alvaro Morata has been in good form since his summer transfer from Real Madrid to Chelsea, and his former club have been playing badly since he left them.

The Spaniard had an interview with Spanish TV news programme, Telediario on Televisión Española and spoke about his former club and a range of other topics.

On Real Madrid, he said: “I don’t know if they miss me or not but it’s nice to hear what they are saying. I wish they didn’t have to say it though as that would mean things were going well [for them].”

On his current manager, Antonio Conte, the 25-year old highlighted a key difference about playing time to the experience he had in Spain. He said: “He helps you to grow because you can never get too comfortable or find a comfort zone. He wants every single one of us give our maximum. Last year I wasn’t playing often.”

He also admitted that he isn’t thinking of leaving the Premier League anytime soon. He said: “To know that in every game there’s a real chance of playing, if you train well you are going to play. If I had been looking for things like money or a city I would have stayed at home, where I had everything.”

Spain and Portugal are in the same World Cup group, and Morata hopes to make the squad and that Cristiano Ronaldo tires out by then.

“I hope Lopetegui makes calls to my friends and me,” he said.

And on Ronaldo, he said: “We hope that he [Cristiano] scores many goals for Madrid but that he will be tired when the World Cup comes around.”

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