Alvaro Morata yet to settle to live in England

Alvaro Morata yet to settle to live in England

Alvaro Morata yet to settle to live in England

The striker had told a newspaper in Italy he did not see himself living in London "for very long".

But ahead of Chelsea's Champions League clash with Roma he now claims he would be happy to stay at Stamford Bridge for another 10 years.

The 25-year-old, who has just returned from a hamstring problem was speaking to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport ahead of the date with Roma and admitted life in London is hectic and that he can not see him himself living there "for very long".

"I really like London now, but when I finish my career and I have a child I might want to move back to my country, this is normal".

"When I say [London] is 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". "My wife would like to live in Spain; I'd like to live in Italy". Probably in the last few games I've not been at the best physical form, but now I'm better.

Conte believes the fact his club-record signing suffered a hamstring strain in the home defeat to Manchester City before the global break is still having an impact. The forward has settled in Chelsea, in the same apartment block in which Conte lived last season, but has found the capital "too big, too much stress, too much of a metropolis".

Antonio Conte is set to play a strong side with top spot still up for grabs and Morata is hopeful his team-mate, Eden Hazard, can help him get off the mark against Roma.

"If I missed chances and the team lost, I'd be thinking all day about these chances".

The 25-year-old has enjoyed a strong start to his career in England, scoring six times in nine Premier League appearances, but he has confirmed he longs to go back to Italy.

Therefore, when Conte came calling again, Morata insisted that Chelsea was always his first choice, despite it looking like he would join another former manager in Jose Mourinho. I was just a lad when I arrived and I was a real footballer when I left.

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