Alvaro Morata Trains With New Atletico Madrid Team-Mates For The First Time As On-Loan Chelsea Striker Prepares For Debut Against Real Betis

Alvaro Morata has started life at Atletico Madrid by training alongside his new team-mates

Alvaro Morata has started life at Atletico Madrid with a training session alongside his new team-mates as he prepares to make his debut on Sunday. 

The 26-year-old was officially unveiled as an Atletico player on Tuesday and was immediately put to work on the training pitch by Diego Simeone.

Morata, who endured a difficult period at Chelsea after joining from Real Madrid in 2017, is expected to play against Real Betis in La Liga  this weekend as he looks to find some form.

‘I’m absolutely made up and so proud to be here,’ Morata told a press conference after signing his deal.

‘There were other offers but all that stopped when Atletico came into the equation. I’m here and it’s brilliant. I can’t wait to train with my new team mates.’

A boyhood Atletico fan, Morata spent four years in the club’s academy before joining Getafe’s youth setup in 2007 and later Real Madrid’s.

Angel Correa, Joaquin Munoz, Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar and Jose Gimenez took part
Atletico are currently preparing for their La Liga clash with Real Betis with no cup fixture

He seemed to fit straight in and cut a relaxed figure at Wanda Sports City in the Spanish capital as he was put through his paces in a series of running exercises before a series of technical drills.

It seems Morata could already face competition for a starting berth though as Diego Costa was seen working with a coach as he works his way back to fitness.

The striker is currently recuperating from surgery on his left foot and is expected to be out until February.

Simeone’s side are currently enjoying a few days off from action after they were knocked out of the Copa del Rey in the last-16 by Girona.

Atletico are currently five points behind league leaders Barcelona at the summit of La Liga but face a tricky trip to Estadio Benito Villamarin.

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