Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata admits he expects to play for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte in the future.
Morata has been linked with a summer move to Stamford Bridge.
And he told the Guardian: “Conte is the manager who most ‘bet’ on me, without even ever having had me in his team.
“I am very conscious of that: he bet on me for Juventus, but left before I arrived; then he wanted me at Chelsea come what may. He knows me better than I could imagine, I am sure, and that is important: it motivates you to work hard, train well.
“I feel indebted to him because he is the coach that most trusted in me, most wanted me, who made me feel I could perform at the highest level. And yet I have never had the fortune to actually work with him. I am sure sooner or later I will.
“The future excites me, whether that is Madrid or somewhere else. I still have to learn, improve. I can do a lot but I need to play more and for someone to really back me. Either I take off or I end up in a position of comfort, playing games occasionally.”