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Chelsea Star: I Considered Leaving Stamford Bridge

A Chelsea star, who had a promising start to life in London last season, has admitted he considered leaving the club after he was left out of his country's 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.

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Alvaro Morata moved to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid for a fee of £60 million (R1.2 billion), then a club record fee for the Blues, in July last year.

The Spain international, who scored six goals in his first six Premier League matches, then picked up a mysterious back injury and thereafter saw his performances go downhill, which eventually led to him being dropped from his national team. He has now revealed that he considered a move away as a result.

"I don't hold a grudge against (then Spain manager Julen) Lopetegui. It was his opinion and I did not have my best season, either. I wish him the best and more so now that he's at Real Madrid," Morata said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

"Yes, of course, I considered going back to Spain or Italy. But you can't always escape reality. I left here (Spain) in order to be at the World Cup, and I didn't go.

"Of course, it was my worst moment. When you start to play football and watch World Cups on TV, it's your biggest dream."

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Morata has made 53 appearances for Chelsea so far, scoring 16 goals and assisting a further six strikes.

Do you think the Spaniard will be a better player under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri this season? Have your say in the comments section below.

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