Alvaro Morata already feeling the heat at Stamford Bridge.
Alvaro Morata is already finding tough coping with pressure from Chelsea fans following his recent move from Real Madrid.
The Spaniard admits he got a harsh dose of reality after his missed penalty in Chelsea’s Community Shield defeat to Arsenal.
The club-record signing is yet to start a game since his £65million arrival from Real Madrid.
But he has already experienced the brutal nature of English football with the reaction to his fluffed spot-kick.
Morata, 24, told Marca: “I admit it’s a very big fee but I have personality to play quietly and go my way.
“I have only played two pre-season games, 15 official minutes and a failed penalty – and they’re already killing me, so I know what’s ahead.
“It is the price that must be paid for such a large transfer. And it’s something that motivates me and makes me work harder every day.
“I know now twice as many people look at me.”
Morata has set a target of 20 goals this season but insists he is more focused on being part of another succesful team.
The hitman – who won two league titles with Juventus before doing the La Liga-Champions league double last year – added: “I wish I could put more than 20! It’s my job.
“But it does not obsess me either in the sense that I change it by collective titles. For example, in Juve I did not score any more than 20 goals, and I won all the titles except the Champions League final.
“I have scored 15 or 16 goals and raised titles – and other forwards have made 35 and have not won anything.
“I want to score them, but a player can be remembered for other things in the game.”
If the answer is no you need to take a long, hard look at yourself.