Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata admits Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane wanted him to stay.

Morata has hit the ground running for Chelsea since his summer arrival.

He told the Daily Mail: “Zidane wanted me to stay and I was happy in Madrid. But I couldn’t stay to be a substitute. You reach a point that you need to play, to grow up, to escape a comfort zone. It’s about being comfortable. I don’t want that. I am ambitious and hungry to succeed.

“For Spain, the more I play, the more goals I score, the more chance I have of making the World Cup and starting games.”