Message from Morata to Real Madrid

The former striker of Chelsea and adds more goals of Benzema and Bale together in this start of season The former Merengue recalled that, as a starter, “in Madrid never played five matches in a row”
Alvaro Morata , who closed the bright 3-0 of the Red against Italy in the Bernabeu , already accumulates more goals than Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale in this beginning of course. The Madrid striker adds three goals, two with Chelsea and one with the selection, while French and Welsh only carry one per head. Even playing all three of the same games (5), the white ex-striker has played 223 minutes, 188 less than Benzema and 176 less than Bale.

Morata has sent a message in the last hours to Madrid after his signing this summer by Chelsea in search of more minutes. The Madrid striker continues to lament that he has not chained five games as a starter in the Merengue team. The most he achieved was four in a row in the starting eleven (the European Super Cup and the first three League games ) at the start of last season.

The signing market was closed on Friday without the striker who claimed the Madridismo and also got to publicly ask Zinedine Zidane . “We are worse without Morata, we lack a striker”, assured the French in preseason.

A month later, when it was inevitable to pass the desired Mbapp? to PSG, Zidane rebuffed and stated before the premier league in the Bernabeu against Valencia that “I do not want another striker, I will have Borja Mayoral . ” The white fans, however, are skeptical with the performance of the youngster Mayoral, who only scored twice with German Wolfsburg last year.

Chelsea signed Costa to avoid legal problems

On Friday closed the signing market in Spain (Saturday in England) but the soap opera with Diego Costa, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid as main actors will continue to write chapters. The last one was the inscription of the player by the English club in the definitive list for the Premier League.
Already it was in the provisional that occurs when the competition begins and also it is in the definitive one after that there has not been news with the situation of the Hispanic-Brazilian. Something that was foreseen and that Chelsea has contemplated from the first moment to avoid any type of problem, since Diego Costa could have clung to it to force its exit in case of presenting a complaint, something that from its surroundings had been thought but which, for the moment, has been discarded.

This does not change at all the road map they have at Atletico Madrid to undertake the operation involving the return of the Lizard to the mattress. Because although he is registered and, in a remote option, made peace with Conte and get to play in the Premier, could be transferred in the winter market, which is when Atletico can sign up.

Another different thing would be that Chelsea inscribed Costa in the list for the Champions and played in that competition. Then I could not do it to the orders of Simeone in the eliminatory ones. If he did not play, yes. In any case, the British entity has already presented to UEFA its roster of 25 players for this competition (all clubs had until 1 September to do so) although the European body has not yet made it official.

Of course, several English media point out that, for the Champions League , Diego Costa has not been registered, unlike the Premier, where Chelsea has counted on him to avoid legal problems.

Zapata: With Brazil there will be a great battle and we have to get three points

Barranquilla (Colombia), Sep 2 (EFE) .- Colombian soccer defender Cristian Zapata said Saturday in Barranquilla that next Tuesday’s match against Brazil for the 2018 World Cup qualifier “will be a great battle” in which should get the three points.
Speaking to reporters before the training that the coffee-maker held at the Metropolitan Stadium, Zapata said that “it will be a difficult match with the best team in South America, which is already classified and has shown its solidity in each of its lines” .

Regarding the great offensive power that Brazil has, Zapata said that “it is a test for everyone especially in the defensive part” because he considers that they will encounter “with players of world-class and unbalanced.”

For Zapata, who has played for five years at AC Milan, the point scored in Venezuela last Thursday in the sixteenth round of the South American qualifiers will be useful if they get “the three points at home.”

On the way Colombia will face Brazil and especially his star Neymar, Zapata said that “he is an important player, one of the best there is at the moment”, so he showed his hope that they can control him, “being always attentive to him and arriving with several men to control his attacks “.

Another player who attended the press was Boca Juniors midfielder Edwin Cardona, who stressed the importance of playing as local in Barranquilla “with a player as important as James Rodriguez.”

“Venezuela has already happened and we are only thinking about Brazil,” he said.

“We have to make a smart match to win the points and get closer to qualifying. With Brazil it will be a different game to Venezuela, because they come undefeated with many games won since the coach took that group, but we trust in us and we know we can do them a lot of damage, “Cardona said.

On the return of James Rodriguez, he noted that “with him, football becomes easier.”