Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that, Morata’s move from Real Madrid to Chelsea is affecting the spanish giant.
Morata left Madrid in the summer transfer window as Antonio Conte moved quickly to bolster his attacking options at Stamford Bridge.
The 25-year-old signed for the Blues back in July and is seen as the main replacement for Diego Costa at the west London club.
Morata has made a steady start in London, with the striker having netted six goals in the Premier League so far this season.
And Ronaldo admits that the loss of Morata in the summer has hampered Real Madrid, who were beaten 3-1 by Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Ronaldo is quoted as saying by Metro: “The players who have come in have great potential.
He added that, “But Pepe, Morata and James Rodriguez made us stronger – now the team is younger”
He said, “We are also without [Dani] Carvajal and [Gareth] Bale. ‘It’s not a worse squad, but it has less experience and that is very important – though it is not an excuse. I’m happy and don’t want to set off alarms.”