Much has changed since 2010. Chelsea won the Champions League title, won two Premier League titles and a FA Cup. Real Madrid have won three Champions League titles since then; Diego Costa moved from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea and then reversed his move again.
Adding to it, Fernando Torres moved from Liverpool to Chelsea, Chelsea to AC Milan and finally AC Milan to his boyhood club Atletico Madrid.
But there are things that never change. For instance, the same old history of Chelsea fumbling a season after clinching title. Liverpool fans hoping that the next year is theirs. Arsenal fans shouting: “Wenger Out!” and Alvaro Morata messaging Jose Mourinho!
There is no surprise, however. Jose Mourinho gave the Spaniard his first team debut in 2010 and has since maintained a good relationship with the striker. Perhaps, not good enough to sign him for United, but let’s believe our number 9 and call it good anyway.
Here’s what Alvaro Morata said about his relationship with Jose Mourinho:
“We speak, not only this summer. I have a good relationship with Jose. He was my first coach in professional football and he gave me the chance to be a professional.
“He made me the first contact. Sometimes we send messages, not speaking about football, asking if everything’s OK and sending some jokes.
“It’s good and I appreciate these things because he was my first coach but now he’s my rival. We need to win. It’s wonderful playing with Mourinho and winning with Mourinho now it’s time to try to win with Antonio (Conte) and it’s a wonderful opportunity.”
The Spaniard then went on to continue the interview mentioning how he could have joined Manchester United. Well, that certainly was a news for all of us.
“I had the chance to go to Manchester United and other teams in the Premier League. “, our hit-man said.
“The important thing is I’m part of Chelsea and I’m very happy with this. Now it’s time to fight for the blue shirt. I want to play well and win with this shirt.
“For sure, Antonio (Conte), Michael (Emenalo), Marina (Granovskaia), all of them called me this summer and there was no chance I wasn’t coming to Chelsea. They demonstrated to me that they really wanted me.”
Well, I can only hope that the good relationship faces a severe throttle today. Jose Mourinho isn’t kind of his ex-players scoring against him – Frank Lampard’s end of love story for an example. Hope, Morata does the same and wins us the game. It’s long time coming!