Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has revealed that he considered leaving Chelsea after enduring a disappointing second half of last season.
Morata scored 10 goals in his first 12 matches for Chelsea at the beginning of the season but a back injury and a terrible loss of form affected him in the second half of last season.
Morata who has earned a recall to the Spanish national team after missing out on the plane to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
‘I thought about playing again in Spain or Italy, of course, I thought it would have been happy, but you cannot always escape from reality,’ he told the Spanish press.
‘It was a disaster last year, I did not know where I was, I was not happy.
‘Not going to the World Cup was hard for me. I did not have the best season and the coach made the decision.
‘I signed for Chelsea to be there and I was not, although that ultimately made me motivated.
‘I do not hold a grudge against (former Spain coach Julen) Lopetegui, I’ve lived a lot of nice things with him too, it was his opinion and I did not do my best season either.
‘But I do not hold a grudge against anyone, I wish him all the best and more now that he is at Real Madrid.’
Morata scored 15 goals in his first season at Chelsea last season, he has one goal in four matches this season.