Chelsea front man Alvaro Morata has revealed how Jose Mourinho inspired him while at Real Madrid, this is according to report.
Spain international Alvaro Morata ascended the grades of Madrid academy during the days of Jose Mourinho at the Santiago Bernabeu.’
Morata broke into the scene of Europa football in 2010 under Jose Mourinho but having failed to prove his mettle with Los Blancos he join Seria A Side Juventus. Morata spent two years with the Old Lady at Turin, where he also spent time under Antonio Conte.
The Spaniard enjoyed an impressive form after returning to the Santiago Bernabeu but most of his appearances came from the bench and he opted to join Chelsea last summer in a £60million deal amid heavy speculations linking him to Manchester United.
The 25-year-old has revealed how a frank talk with Mourinho stirred his drive to succeeding at top level.
“Mourinho treated us very well and cared for us, using a carrot and stick,” Morata said.
“He gave me my first big contract at Madrid.
“He called me after a bad training session and said to me that if you start well (in your career) then you will never have to work again in your life… but right now you have to decide where you want to go, so work well.”
Morata season cannot be said to be disappointing or impressive for Chelsea but so much is expected of the forward as he is yet to live up to his bidding.
It was thought in the summer that he would end up with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford but the Portuguese manager ended up sanctioning a deal for Romelu Lukaku.