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Morata backs down from comments made about his return to Madrid

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He now says he won’t rule out a potential return to the Spanish capital.

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata earned the spotlight last week when he said that he “should never have rejoined Real Madrid,” adding that he “was treated like the kid I was before my two seasons in Italy.”

However, he now backed down from those comments in an interview with Cadena SER where he also supported his former teammate and rival for the starting spot Karim Benzema.

“Of course I would go back to Madrid after I win everything with Chelsea. It’s hard to say no to Real Madrid for every player you ask around the world,” said Morata.

Benzema is facing criticism of fans and analysts alike but Morata had good words to say about his former teammate.

“Lineker should think about what would’ve happened had there been any Twitter going on when he was playing. Let’s see if he sends those tweets when Benzema starts scoring goals,” explained the attacker. “Benzema is more skilled than pretty much every striker in European football,” he added.