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Chelsea’s record signing Alvaro Morata has hit back at his critics in an interview with Spanish media outlet Marca after the striker was ridiculed for missing a penalty in the Community Shield final last Sunday.

The Spanish international signed for the Blues in July and has featured in three matches so far, playing just under 90 minutes in total for his new side. However, after missing a spot kick in Chelsea’s 4-1 penalty shoot-out defeat to Arsenal, the 24-year-old has revealed that he is already being attacked by critics in England.

Talking to Marca, the Chelsea forward spoke about his frustration at receiving criticism so early on into his Chelsea career.

“I’ve only played in two pre-season games…15 minutes of competitive football and missed penalty…and they’re already killing me, so I know what’s ahead,” Morata explained to Marca.

Despite expressing his frustrations at receiving criticism after just one competitive start for the Blues, the Spanish international is in a confident mood ahead of the start of the Premier League season.

When asked by Marca how many goals he was aiming to score this term Morata replied: “I wish I could score more than 20 goals! It’s my job. But I’m not obsessed with scoring goals in so much that I would swap it for collective titles.”

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