Morata dismisses Pochettino claims

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According to an article from Sky Sports Alvaro Morata has dismissed Mauricio Pochettino’s claims he rejected a move to Tottenham two years ago because he did not want to play second fiddle to Harry Kane.

The Spanish international joined Chelsea from Real Madrid for £70m in July and Mauricio Pochettino revealed he had a conversation with the striker about joining Spurs “two years ago or more”.
“Morata talked about myself, in the media he said ‘Mauricio called me’. That was two years ago or more,” Pochettino said in August. “He said to me: ‘Why do you want me if you have Harry Kane?'”

But an interview with Sky Sports, Morata said that Kane’s starring role in the Spurs team was not the reason a move which failed to materialise.No it’s not true,” Morata said. “I spoke with him and he said he wanted both [of us] to play together, but there was no chance to come to Tottenham.

Morata added: “For sure I would like to play with Kane, he’s a big player, one of the best strikers in the world, but in this moment when I spoke with him (Pochettino) there was no chance to leave Real Madrid.”

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