Date published: Wednesday 9th August 2017 9:11
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry thinks Alvaro Morata will “perform” for Chelsea once he gets “used to the Premier League.”
The Spaniard signed for the defending Premier League champions this summer in a club-record deal reported to be worth £70million.
Henry knows a thing or two about scoring having bagged 175 Premier League goals in his career and the Frenchman is hoping it works out for Morata.
“He is the type of striker that Antonio Conte likes,” Henry wrote in his Sky Sports column. “He’s generous in the way he plays, he knows what he needs to do at all times. He asks for the ball in behind, he holds the ball up and he can score goals too.
“It will be interesting to see how he does. He struggled to play all the time at Real Madrid, but I know a few players who would struggle to play in that front line.
“He was vital in helping Juventus to the Champions League final two years ago and he scored goals whenever he was called upon at Madrid.
“Conte will make him work exactly the way he wants. Morata will have a good idea of what to expect because, although he didn’t play under Conte, it was the same kind of vibe at Juventus. He will know about that.
“He will need to get used to the Premier League but then he will perform. I’m very excited about him. It’s a heavy task to come after Diego Costa but someone has to do it. Someone had to do it after Didier Drogba, someone had to do it after Gianfranco Zola.
“That’s the way it is. When you look at Morata’s numbers you know the guy can score goals. I like him and I hope it works out.”