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Morata aware there will be a lot of critics

The Striker knows what comes with a big price tag.

Alvaro Morata believes that he will get a lot of criticism in England due to the amount of money Chelsea paid Real Madrid for his services. The forward has played 15 minutes against Arsenal in the Community Shield final at Wembley, where he missed a penalty as his side lost, but he is already receiving heavy criticism.

The Spain international admitted that criticism motivates him and it is not something he did not expect.

“I admit it’s a very important amount but I have the personality to play calmly and to stay on my path,” he told Marca. “I’ve only had two pre-season games, 15 minutes officially and a missed penalty, and they’re already killing me, so I know what’s ahead.”

“It’s the price you have to pay for such a big transfer. It’s something that motivates me and makes me work harder every day. I know that twice as many people are looking at me now.

“It’s been a long, strange summer, in which I’ve had to make decisions. I wasn’t fresh and I couldn’t train well. Now I have to adapt to a new team with an Italian coach who’s very tactical. But I’ve already adapted and I’m excited to play.”

“I have to understand Conte well. He asks me the opposite of what my previous coaches have asked me. I’ll play in different positions and in different systems of play,”