Fresh from scoring his second Chelsea goal, Alvaro Morata spoke about the manner of yesterday’s excellent win over Everton, his own contribution to it, and about his adaption to life in England.
The striker converted Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross shortly before half-time as we dominated against the Merseysiders from the first whistle. Earlier he had battled to set up Cesc Fabregas’s opener, and afterwards our new number nine explained how he felt to play such an important role in the 2-0 victory.
‘I’m happy because I scored, I took an assist and the team won,’ Morata said.
‘It was an important win. At Stamford Bridge we need to win all the games or try to take the three points. We played well. It’s very difficult to play against Everton and the team did a very good job. We didn’t give opportunities to Everton.
‘It was a perfect day and now when we come back from our national teams we will keep working for the next match.’
Morata became the first player in Premier League history to score and assist a goal in his first two home matches but the striker revealed he does not set himself individual targets ahead of a season.
‘It doesn’t matter to me. I prefer to win something. I always think this is a team sport. If I begin by thinking how many goals for myself, probably I should play tennis!’
Morata said it is ‘amazing’ to play alongside Cesc Fabregas, a player he loved watching growing up. His fellow Spaniard is just one member of the squad making Morata feel at home in west London a month after his transfer from Real Madrid was confirmed.
‘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.’