REAL MADRID’S Alvaro Morata has revealed he sees himself working under Antonio Conte one day, possibly soon.
The Spanish striker has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea and he has opened up on talks with Conte and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino last summer.
Morata and Conte share a strong mutual respect after the latter signed the forward for Juventus weeks before leaving the Serie A giants to manage Italy in 2014.
The Spain striker has since moved back to Real but has been unable to get into the first team.
And now he has lit the blue touch paper with his latest comments about his desire to finally work with the Chelsea boss.
He told The Guardian: “Conte is the manager who most ‘bet’ on me, without even ever having had me in his team.
“He bet on me for Juventus but left before I arrived, then he wanted me at Chelsea come what may.
“He knows me better than I could imagine, I’m sure, and that’s important: it motivates you to work hard, train well.
“And yet I’ve never had the fortune to actually work with him.
“I’m sure sooner or later I will.
“The future excites me, whether that’s Madrid or somewhere else.
“I still have to learn, improve.
“I can do a lot but I need to play more and for someone to really back me.”