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Morata: ‘If it was up to me I’d never have left Juventus’

October 30, 2017 - 8:56 am

Alvaro Morata reveals if the decision were his, he’d have never left Italy and Juventus.

The Chelsea striker spent two seasons at Juventus, however Real Madrid retained a buy-back option and the player returned to the Spanish capital before eventually joining The Blues this summer.

“Why I chose to return to Real Madrid? Because there were contractual agreements that needed to be respected,” Morata told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“The disappointment was enormous: I found myself back to square one. They treated me like the boy I was before my two seasons in Italy.

“Juve’s trademark? A winning mentality and great professionalism. My two seasons at Juve were great.

“I went there as a boy and left as a real player. For a Spaniard, Italy is the best country to live in.

“You have everything: beauty, history, art, cooking, fashion. I’d have never left Italy and Juve.”

Morata turned his attention to the Champions League and upcoming opponents AS Roma.

“Roma impressed me in London. They deserved to win. This time, however, we start from scratch and after these three wins in a row, I think Chelsea will be more fired up.

“Dzeko? He was extraordinary. His first goal was a masterpiece. I always liked Dzeko. He’s a champion.

“Totti? It was an honour to play against him. He’s a legend. Who do I choose between Roma and Atletico? Roma.

“They posed us several problems in London. We played the perfect game in Madrid, but Roma have something extra over Atletico.”

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    Juventino Persa October 30, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Sorry, I am not buying it! He is a good lad, but he WANTED to leave Juve for Madrid, it was not forced to him, it was his decision cause he thought Madrid will give him a starter roll!

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      Jas October 30, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      No actually it wasn’t, Madrid had a buyback clause in the contract when they sold him to Juve. He made the champions league final and his value rocketed. Being smart they activated it and resold him for $80 million. I do believe he wanted to stay in Turin.

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    Christian Trenkle October 30, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I really like this guy!especially for his performance against Bayern!

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    acoop13 October 30, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I could certainly see Morata at Juve again before he retires. He’s still fairly young, his wife wants a return to Italy, and when Conte leaves (as he will, sooner or later) I can’t imagine there would be a lot of reason for him to stay.

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    Dar Black October 31, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Come back Alvaro….