Former Real Madrid winger and new Bayern Munich player, James Rodriguez, gave his support to former teammate Alvaro Morata who has just completed his move to Chelsea after returning to Real Madrid last season.
Both players left the UEFA Champions League Champions this season and the Colombian captain stated during an interview in Germany that Morata will be successful in the English Premier League.
The Spanish striker found the back of the net 20 times for Real Madrid in all competition but was declared surplus to requirement by head coach Zinedine Zidane, who sanctioned his transfer to the Premier League champions this summer.
Morata is set to go straight into the first team as Diego Costa is set for a come back to Atletico Madrid after being told by Antonio Conte that his services will no longer be needed in Chelsea, and James Rodriguez believes he will settle in quickly.
“Morata is a great player that can hit the ball properly with both feet and I know he will do great at Chelsea because he was very good at Real Madrid.”
Ancelotti backs Morata
Carlo Ancelotti also backed Morata to shine at Chelsea and stated that Chelsea has made a great signing that could change their fortunes this season.
“He is a great striker who is very young and Chelsea have made a very smart signing,” he said.
“He is a complete striker who can make any team better. During his time at Real Madrid, he played in different roles in front and he can be a handful for any defensive lineup.”
“He is without a doubt a great signing as he can also assist other players.”