Alvaro Morata: I can't wait to get started and prove doubters wrong

Cahill and Costa

Cahill and Costa

Antonio Conte missed out on two of his top transfer targets, saw a key player sold against his wishes, and feels the current Chelsea squad is ill-equipped to handle the addition of the Champions League to its schedule.

The 24-year-old club-record signing scored 20 goals for Real Madrid last term in all competitions, despite being used mainly as a substitute, and also won La Liga and the Champions League.

In recent weeks, there have been inevitable concerns about the age of the club's newest striker, asking whether the Spain global has enough experience to command a starting position in Chelsea's first XI.

Manager Antonio Conte does not appear to be one of those displeased with the Spanish global, who says his relationship with the Italian convinced him to leave Real Madrid.

"It will be hard, with the quality of their players, their fan base and the money that they can spend, but that's the Premier League".

"I have only played two pre-season games, 15 official minutes and a failed penalty - and they're already killing me, so I know what's ahead. But we must be ready, we must be ready to try to do our best tomorrow".

Alvarto Morata (Real Madrid) replaces Diego Costa at forward while Tiemoue Bakayoko (Monaco) and Antonio Rudiger (Roma) also come in to help offset the losses of Nemanja Matic, John Terry and Kurt Zouma. My aim is to try to improve my players, to try to improve my team. I think this must be my focus in this period. "I have great consideration for this player because he is top quality but I repeat I am the coach and I can give my opinion but the final decision is always the club's", Conte told the Daily Star. "I'm impressed by him because he's a good player and he's strong, has good personalty and has good technique".

"I think he's very similar in a way to Michael Carrick in a controlling midfielder, but what he brings what Michael doesn't bring is a little bit of aggression which as I say he gets to the ball, he tackles, he allows other people to play".

Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has backed Morata to do an admirable job leading the line for Chelsea, adding: "Conte will make him work exactly the way he wants".

The 23-year-old is not the finished article, but his energy and physical presence make his flawless for the Premier League.

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