Morata reminds fans of his Atletico Madrid past

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Alvaro Morata of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The Spanish footballer is joining Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga, but he was booed by Chelsea fans while Atleti supporters don’t want him.

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata received bad treatment in the last Chelsea match.

And as people knew he would go to the Spanish La Liga to join Atletico Madrid, he was also booed by Atleti’s supports on social media for his Real Madrid past.

But the 26-year-old forward wants to remind people he grew up in the Atletico youth system.

Morata played for Los Colchoneros from 2005 to 2007 when he was just a kid. He then moved to Getafe and Real Madrid’s youth systems.

It was with Real Madrid when he debuted in 2010, spending time with the A and B teams.

In 2014 he joined Italian Lega Serie A giants Juventus for two years, before returning for one season to Madrid.

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And in 2017, he joined Chelsea where he hasn’t had the best of times.

“I’m very happy to be starting this new stage in my career, I’ve been waiting days for this to happen,” he told Diario As.

“I’ve still got to undergo a medical and I can’t wait for this to be completed so I can start training with my teammates.”

“The people who have always been by my side know how I feel and how I will be feeling tomorrow as well as how these last few days have been for me,” he added.

“I’m very happy.”

“It’s normal that other people will have their own thoughts about it but I know what I have to do,” he said about Atletico fans not wanting him because of his Real Madrid past.

“I started out playing for Atleti and the people who know my background and where I come from know my history and what this means to me. The past is the past and we can’t change it. I’m very proud of what I’ve done and I hope it all goes through smoothly tomorrow”.