Ahead of Chelsea’s first match of the new Premier League season against Burnley on Saturday, Blues boss Antonio Conte has been speaking to Sky Sports Premier League about the club’s latest signing Alvaro Morata.
The 24-year-old striker signed from Real Madrid in July for a fee the Guardian reported to be in the region of £58M and looks set to lead Chelsea’s attack for a number of years after agreeing a five-year contract with the London club this summer.
In recent weeks, there have been inevitable concerns about the age of the club’s newest striker, asking whether the Spain international has enough experience to command a starting position in Chelsea’s first XI. Yet, despite his youth, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is very confident that the club’s new signing will deliver the goods.
When asked if Morata was ready to lead the Chelsea attack by Sky Sports’ David Jones, Conte replied:
“Alvaro is a really good player, a young player, and despite being 24-years-old has a lot of experience in Italy with Juventus and then with Real Madrid last season. He won the Champions League with Madrid and he now needs to play regularly”, as reported by Sky Sports.
As well as discussing Morata’s experience in some of Europe’s top leagues, the Blues boss also spoke about his confidence in the new signing and the Spaniard’s future at Chelsea.
“I trust this player a lot… I think this player is a good prospect for the Chelsea team, for the present and for the future,” Conte explained to David Jones in an interview with Sky Sports Premier League.