Morata pleads for patience despite impressive start

Date published: Monday 28th August 2017 12:30

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has made a fast start to his Premier League career at home, but insists he needs time to get better.

The Spain striker’s arrival placated many concerned by Chelsea’s summer transfer activity and the exile of Diego Costa.

Morata’s start to his Chelsea career has not been perfect. He had a penalty saved in the Community Shield shootout loss to Arsenal and a free header which went wide in the win over Tottenham.

But his goal in Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Everton means he has scored twice in two games at Stamford Bridge.

“I’m happy because I scored, I took an assist and the team won,” Morata said on chelseafc.com.

“It was an important win. At Stamford Bridge we need to win all the games or try to take the three points.

“It’s important for me to play and to make adaptations to my game. It’s not easy: a new country, another language, another style of football.

“I need time for all the things in the Premier League but I’m okay, my team-mates give me a hand to make it easy and I’m very happy to be here.”

Costa scored 20 Premier League goals in Chelsea’s two title-winning seasons in the last three years.

Morata insists he does not set personal targets, but collective ones.

He added: “If I begin by thinking how many goals for myself, probably I should play tennis.

“It doesn’t matter to me. I prefer to win something. I always think this is a team sport.”

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