The Blues boss has warned the new arrival he needs to get better.
Alvaro Morata made his first start for Chelsea in a 2-1 International Champions Cup defeat against Inter. The game took place in Singapore on Saturday and all goals were scored by Nerazzurri players. Jovetić and Perišić made it 2-0 for Spalletti’s side, while Kondogbia’s extraordinary own goal wrapped up the final 2-1.
The £70m Chelsea striker started on the left of the front three, but struggled to make an impression throughout the match.
Antonio Conte is aware that Morata needs time to adapt, but says the Spaniard needs to work on his fitness.
Speaking to media reporters after the game, Conte said:
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“He has to improve his condition a lot to adapt quickly into our team.
“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.”
The Italian manager also thinks that the upcoming season will be a really tough challenge and all players should give it their all.
“We know it will be difficult in the new season. Two years ago the team ended the league in 10th place and we want to try to avoid this. Two coaches [Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti] were sacked after they won the league so for sure I want to avoid it.
“We are working very hard and I hope to find the best solution in the future. We have a lot of young players and it is necessary to try to improve them.”