Morata Not Fit Enough, Must Improve Quickly – Conte

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, have told new signing, Alvaro Morata, to quickly reach the fitness level required of a Chelsea player.

Speaking to The Sun, Conte said: “Morata is just starting to train with us,”

“He has to improve his condition a lot to adapt quickly into our team.”

24-year-old Morata, who signed for £65m from Real Madrid, made his Chelsea debut as a second half substitute in the pre-season 3-2 loss to Bayern Munich in Singapore, and also played in the 2-1 loss to Inter Milan last Saturday.

Conte has now urged the striker to shape up on his fitness, as Sunday’s Community Shield at Wembley draws closer, he continued: “He is working well but it has been only five days. Today he tried to do his best but for sure he has to improve.”

“I think that we played against two strong teams, Bayern and Inter, in a period that is an important period where we are working very hard.