Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has admitted he finds life in London stressful and thinks he won’t live in the English capital for very long.

Morata completed a £58million move from Real Madrid to Chelsea in the summer, and has hit the ground running with six Premier League goals and three assists so far this season.

Morata spent two seasons at Juventus, where he met his now-wife Alice, before returning to Real and winning the Champions League.

Despite having come up through the ranks at the Santiago Bernabeu and, indeed, enjoying a strong start to life at Chelsea, Morata admits his time in Turin were some of his happiest and revealed he finds living in London stressful.

Speaking in an interview with La Gazetta dello Sport, the 25-year-old said: “I live in downtown Chelsea. 

“What fascinates me about London is its multi-ethnicity, the coexistence of cultures and religions, but I do not see myself living here for very long. 

“It’s too big, too much stress, too much of a metropolis.”

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When then asked about his time at Juve, Morata replied: “The disappointment [of leaving Juventus] was enormous, I found myself back to the starting point. They [Real Madrid] treated me like the guy I was before the two Italian seasons.

“Italy for a Spaniard is the best country to live. You have everything: beauty, history, art, cooking, fashion. I would never have left Italy and Juve.”

“My wife would like to live in Spain, I in Italy. Here too, we can find a compromise.”

Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/alvaro-morata-i-do-not-see-myself-living-in-london-for-very-long-a3671796.html