EPL: Conte speaks on comparison between Morata, Drogba

Posted on Dec 16 2017 - 5:49am by admin

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has highlighted differences between Blues legend, Didier Drogba and current number 9, Alvaro Morata.

Morata is likely to return to the first team on Saturday against Southampton after missing the win over Huddersfield Town due to injury.‎

Conte, addressing his press conference ahead of the clash with Southampton, said the Spanish striker cannot be compared to Chelsea icon Drogba.

Conte said 25-year-old Morata was not yet the finished article.

He said, “Two different players, different characteristics. Didier Drogba, I think, he wrote the history of this club. He’s a wonderful player, a wonderful striker.

“I think he’s more powerful than Alvaro, but Alvaro, don’t forget, has a lot of space for improvement.

“He’s strong physically, is a technical player. I see a great future for Alvaro.”

About Chelsea’s Saturday’s opponent, the Italian added, “To find Southampton in this position, I’m a bit surprised. Their potential is more than this.

“I would prefer that Southampton had won the game against Leicester instead of losing in this way.

“This team are very strong. They’re a good team. The players are very fast.

“(On Saturday), my expectation is to suffer. I have this sensation. We must pay great attention.”

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