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Morata Says Conte Calling his Old Phone Shrugs off Chelsea Link

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Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has shrugged off rumors linking him to Chelsea by suggesting Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is getting his old phone if he has been calling.

Morata has had a hard time cementing a place at Santiago Bernebeau as he is way behind preferred forwards Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.

However the striker had a chance to make a statement Wednesday as Real Madrid rested Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos ahead of a couple stern impending fixtures.  He became the first Spanish player to score a hat-trick for Madrid in eight years shining in their 4-2 LaLiga win at Leganes.

Morata stressed he has not had any official or unofficial contact from Chelsea and will not allow himself to get distracted ahead of the challenges against Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

Morata was quoted by AS as saying, “If Conte is continuing to call me then it will be my old mobile phone because nothing has come to me He won’t have my new number.”

“I feel good at Real Madrid and that is the important thing. I’m getting goals, I feel important and I have to keep it that way.

“I cannot think about next season when we have the most important and hardest part of this season in front of us now.

“The most important thing is that we have won against Leganes. Now we have a difficult schedule and have to win everything possible. That is what we are here for.”

Morata achieved his Wednesday feat in only his 10th league start of the season at Leganes, but the 24-year-old said he will not complain for more match time.

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He continued: “It is clear that you always want to play. I work to play. The rest is not really in my hands. I have talked a lot with Zidane, but I have never told him I need to play more.

“I am not here to complain, I am here to work and to win with the team.”

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