Alvaro Morata says his interview with Italian newspaper La Gazzetta delo Sport were misinterpreted and clarifies that he is happy to stay with Chelsea for another 10 years.
During his interview with the Italian newspaper, Morata revealed that he is having difficulties in adapting to the “stress” of England’s capital.
The comments sparked a controversy leading for most to speculate his premature exit from the five-year contract he signed with the Premier League club in July.
The 25-year-old insisted that a “communication problem” misrepresented his views.
“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, I can stay here more than five years,” Morata said.
“If Chelsea proposed me 10 years I’d probably sign that too.
“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. 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.”
“We have a good understanding. He’s one of the best players in the world, and it’s easy playing with Eden,” Morata said.
“I think we can improve a lot.”