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Sunday, 12 August 2018

EPL: Morata speaks on Mateo Kovacic at Chelsea

Chelsea striker, Alvaro Morata has spoken on the club’s new signing, Mateo Kovacic.

Morata heaped praises on Kovacic, who happens to be his former teammate at Real Madrid, saying he is “one of the best midfielders in the world.”

Chelsea secured a season-long loan deal for Kovacic in exchange of their first choice goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois’ who moved to Real Madrid.

24-year-old Kovacic joined Real Madrid in 2015 from Inter Milan but had struggled to cement a place in the Spanish club’s starting XI.

Despite this, Morata suggested the Croatia star has what it takes to revive his career under new Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri.

Morata told Chelsea website, “Mateo, first of all, is an amazing player.

“He is a midfielder who is good with the ball, very technical.

“He can break through the lines with his quality, he can score goals and he has a lot of power in his legs.

“With him we will win a lot of possession and he has the ability to carry the ball into the final third and provide passes for the strikers.

“He’s a very good player which is very important for us because we need top players.”

“He gave me a lot of assists in Madrid.

“We enjoy playing together and I’m very happy to have him here.

“I think he’s one of the best midfielders in the world. I always try to help the new signings settle in.

“I remember when I first came here my team-mates helped me, and now it’s time for me to do the same.”

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