Morata: Drogba & Co. Inspired Me To Join Chelsea
Alvaro Morata: Didier Drogba & Company Inspired Me To Join Chelsea
Chelsea new boy Alvaro Morata has admitted that when he was little he was inspired by the likes of Didier Drogba and company at Stamford Bridge.
The Spanish international signed a five-year-deal with the 2016/17 Premier League champions last week after completing a £67 million (R1.1 billion) transfer from Real Madrid.
The 24-year-old has now told the Blues' official television station that he used to follow the side closely when he was a youngster and that he was inspired by the likes of Drogba, Andriy Shevchenko and fellow countryman Fernando Torres.
"When I was little I watched with my dad and it is incredible, a lot of goals and fast matches, and I really want to play here," Morata said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.
"When I was little I saw Didier Drogba, Andriy Shevchenko, Fernando Torres and then I thought probably in a few years I will take this place, and now it is the dream to take the Chelsea No. 9 shirt. I can't wait to play at Stamford Bridge and in the Premier League."
Morata made 95 appearances in his two senior stints with Real Madrid, scoring 31 goals in all competitions.
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