Lionel Messi can't be stopped, says Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata

These can all weigh heavy on a player as they come through the ranks of a football club and the situation is no different for Alvaro Morata, who opened up about his past in a recent interview with Spanish outlet Marca.

"[Antonio Conte] is the one who bets on me and that's the truth", the 25-year-old told reporters.

'I played lots of games, but always with the plan B.

"I did not have a good relationship with my teammates, except with Koke and a few others". "I don't know [when he'll be back] because he has this problem and we tried a lot to find a solution to solve the pain in his back". I don't know. I'm a bit anxious because he's an importan player for us.

As a lifelong Real Madrid fan, Morata will be desperate to score against their arch-rivals and hopefully knock them out of the Champions League, but his injury might restrict him from featuring in either leg. Despite showing flashes of brilliance at the beginning by netting 6 goals in the first 6 appearances in the Premier League, the form slowly faded by as the season progressed.

"I didn't play knockout games in the Champions League, neither against Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla or Valencia". "The only way is for him not to have a good day, but that's hard because most of the times he has good days".

"He called me after a bad training session and said to me that if you start well (in your career) then you will never have to work again in your life... but right now you have to decide where you want to go, so work well".

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