Zinedine Zidane said something incredibly classy to Alvaro Morata before his Chelsea move

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At this moment in time, the Premier League is blessed with a number of great strikers and Chelsea's Alvaro Morata is up there right at the top.

The £58m summer signing from Real Madrid has been an instant hit at the west London club, scoring eight goals and recording three assists in all competitions.

The 25-year-old was never really the main man at Los Blancos, nor was he during his successful year at Juventus, but now, he is the focal point for one of Europe's top teams.

It was a very hectic summer for the Spanish international who was clearly destined to leave after spending much of his return to Madrid on the bench due to the presence of Karim Benzema.

Every time he appeared, he seemed to score but Zinedine Zidane just clearly did not have the faith to start him over the Frenchman, who has struggled for consistency for a while.

However, it appears that the Los Blancos manager was a huge fan of the Madrid lad and his final words of advice to him over his Chelsea move show just what a classy man he really is.


"I will be thankful for ever to Zidane because he gave me the chance to win another Champions League and play at Real Madrid," Morata told Marca.

"He said to me ‘Alvaro, I know that you want to play and have consistency and I think it would be logical for you to go.

Deportivo de La Coruna v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

"He said to me that he wanted me to stay but also that he had a lot of options going forward. I decided that the best thing was for me to go because there was a World Cup ahead and I wanted to be at that.

"I want to be an important player for Spain and for that I need consistency which I am looking for. I would never regret joining a club a club like Chelsea and hopefully I will be a long time at Chelsea."


The sad truth for Zidane is that he must be gutted to see how well the Spaniard is doing in London.

Stoke City v Chelsea - Premier League

Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo are both struggling for goals and the entire Real Madrid team are struggling for form.

Morata was Zidane's ideal 'Plan B' and without him, they have declined as a team.

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