- Alvaro Morata is enjoying Maurizio Sarri’s style of play.
- Morata takes an inadvertent dig at Antonio Conte in doing so.
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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has revealed his delight at the football that we’re playing under Maurizio Sarri. In doing so, he’s taken an inadvertent dig at former manager Antonio Conte.
Upon Morata’s arrival at Stamford Bridge, he spoke of his long-term desire to work with Conte. The Italian was the one who engineered Morata’s transfer to Juventus, but subsequently departed without them working together.
Morata was finally granted the opportunity to work with Conte last summer when Chelsea forked out a club-record fee to sign him from Real Madrid. By the sound of these recent comments, working under him wasn’t all it cracked up to be.
Speaking to Sport, Morata explained how he is more suited to the football play under Sarri, rather than the direct style that Conte implemented:
“The most important thing is the way we play now. Last season it was direct balls and for me to protect the ball in the air is not my strongest quality.”
“Now I can attack the space, I can play one touch and go into the area for the crosses. It’s better for me. Sarri always works with the ball and when you always have the ball the strikers will have more chances.”
We’re yet to hear a positive word from the Chelsea players who worked under Conte. It’s easy to forget just how good we were back in 2016/17…