Alvaro Morata has plenty of improving to do, says Antonio Conte

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes record signing Alvaro Morata still has plenty of work to do ahead of the new campaign after the Spanish striker made a low-key debut start for the English champions against Inter Milan in Singapore on Saturday.

Stevan Jovetic scored one and made another as Inter completed a flawless International Champions Cup campaign with a 2-1 win against Chelsea in Singapore, but the game will be remembered for a weird Geoffrey Kondogbia own goal.

The striker, who joined from Real Madrid for a reported £70million fee, started on the left of a front three with Michy Batshuayi playing down the middle, but the Spain global struggled to make an impression.

The Blues have a little more than one week to prepare for their FA Community Shield matchup against Arsenal on August 6 at Wembley Stadium, while Inter will face Spanish sides Villarreal and Real Betis before their Serie A season gets underway on August 20 against Fiorentina.




'Morata is just starting to train with us. "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.

The 24-year-old did not start the friendly in Singapore at the National Stadium, though he will have been pleased to be introduced when the Italian side were leading by a comfortable two-goal advantage, having kept the reigning Premier League champions scoreless. "Today he tried to do his best but for sure he has to improve". Last season was hard with concentration issues but we have made a lot of progress.

"There were a lot of games close together, however, so I am not sure if we want to repeat that next year but I would love to come back to Singapore with my family for sure". I must also say there were careless mistakes in the last half an hour of the game.

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