Morata: "Difficult year, pain and bites. Real Madrid-Juventus? I spoke with Lucas Vazquez ... "

Off from Real Madrid to look for continuity, but misfortune has got in the way. Season with higher than low for Alvaro Morata, held back by an injury that affected his performance on the pitch. Now, however, everything is behind and the Spanish striker of Chelsea wants to win the FA Cup by beating Manchester United on 19 May in the final and then flying to Russia to play a great World Cup.

The former Juventus dealt with these topics during a long interview with Marca notebooks; Here is an excerpt of his statements: FA CUP - "Chelsea have the chance to win a title and this is always important. There are many teams that have had an excellent season, but they have not won anything. In England, the FA Cup is very important. It has been a very difficult year for us, but we can still raise a trophy. I remember that at Juventus, during the Tim Cup final against Milan, I did not play from the beginning by technical choice, then I entered the race in progress and I scored the decisive goal ".Get your football betting picks for free.

"For me it was a difficult year and the same can be said for the team. The beginning was great. Everyone loved me, I made goals. I had scored at Atlético Madrid, everything was fine, but now it's different. People tell me certain things on the street and they do not know what I went through: people think we are machines. Only my wife, who lives with me, can know. I wanted to play, keep scoring, but I could not because of the injury I suffered. I did not know exactly what I had. Then I and the Chelsea doctors went to Germany for treatment: they punctured my back. It was very bad and I had to go back to London to train the next day. At that time I was unlucky. I remember that the day before playing against West Ham they told me that I would become a father and I wanted to play, but I could not move in the warm-up. So I told the doctor to give me an injection because I wanted to play, I wanted to do it to dedicate a goal to my children, but from then on I went into a mindset where I did not want to stop showing my worth and everything went wrong. My desire to take the field anyway, despite the pain, has betrayed me: I learned and I will not do it anymore. I suffered, when I came home after the games and the workouts I had to make bites a couple of times a day because I could not bear the pain. I could not even eat or drive. I felt powerless. Then I went back to playing a cup game, I felt good and then, suddenly, a relapse. Only the doctor, the manager (Conte, editor's note) and my family knew about it. It was all very complicated ".

"It is difficult to be part of Spain, but I hope so. I would very much like to go to Russia with the National team. The technical commissioner (Lopetegui, ed) knows me and knows what I can give in and out of the field. If I scored 30 goals I would have been sure of the call, but it is not so and therefore I have to be ready for anything. However, I will fight until the last day to try and play the World Cup ". REAL MADRID-JUVENTUS - "In the Champions League, since Chelsea has been eliminated, I obviously support Real Madrid. Contact Lucas Vazquez-Benatia? I played with both teams and I do not know what to say because I have mixed feelings, but I spoke with Lucas Vazquez and he told me it was a penalty: he's a friend, I trust him ".