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Alvaro Morata clarifies comments by insisting he is “happy” at Chelsea

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has attempted to clarify suggestions that he regrets leaving Juventus.

The Spain international was quoted by an Italian publication as saying that he would never have chosen to depart from Turin.

The 25-year-old, who began his career at Atletico Madrid, won four trophies during a two-year spell with the Serie A giants before returning to Real Madrid.

In the summer, Morata signed for Chelsea in a £58m deal, and has now insisted that he is satisfied with life in London, despite suggesting otherwise in an earlier interview.

“I want to say that we had a problem of understanding in this interview,” the London Evening Standard quotes the forward as saying. “If Chelsea proposed me 10 years I’d probably sign that too. 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.”

Morata has scored seven goals in all competitions so far for Chelsea.

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