Alvaro Morata admits he considered leaving Chelsea this summer – and has branded his first campaign a "disaster".
The Spaniard became Chelsea’s record signing when he arrived in a £60m deal from Real Madrid last year.
Morata managed 15 goals in all competitions but his form dipped towards the end of the season as he missed out on Spain’s World Cup squad.
The striker has been recalled for the clashes with England and Croatia but he admits he did think about returning to his homeland or Italy after just one season with the Blues.
"I thought about playing again in Spain or Italy, of course I thought it would have been happy, but you cannot always escape from reality," he said.
"It was a disaster last year, I did not know where I was, I was not happy
I did not have the best season and the coach made the decision.
"I signed for Chelsea to be there and I was not, although that ultimately made me motivated."
Morata admits it was difficult to watch from afar as Spain struggled in Russia but he is ready to make his mark again on the international stage.
"Not going to the World Cup was hard for me. Its your biggest dream to play it with your country and I’m going to do everything I can to go to the next one," he added.
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