Spanish forward Alvaro Morata has blamed Chelsea fans for his failure during his time in The Premier League.
Morata is currently on loan at his boyhood club Atletico Madrid, but he is due to return to his parent club Chelsea during the summer, though it no secret that the former Real Madrid star does not want a return to the Stamford after spending a year and a half at the London based club.
Morata struggled to adapt to the English football and his time at Chelsea was also hampered by injury and he failed to make a real impact and was constantly criticised by the fans.
The striker has admitted that he didn't feel supported by the club during the difficult times.
"I had lost confidence in myself previously," he told Goal. "I was very upset by the opinion of the people in England. I think they caught me in the middle of everything.
"I didn't quite feel loved or appreciated by the club or the fans. I started very well at Chelsea, but an injury, in the end, leaves you a bit stuck.
"As bad as it was, I still scored 15 goals and won the FA Cup... but I was out of the World Cup, and for me, that was the hardest thing that could happen to me in my life.
"I’ve dreamed of being able to play in a World Cup since I was 10 years old, and I chose Chelsea because I thought it would be the best club to later be able to play in the World Cup."
After struggling for starts under Blues manager Maurizio Sarri Morata joined Atletico on loan in January 2019 and admits that he felt that Sarri was not being entirely truthful to him when he was at the club.
"Now, signing for Atletico has been the best thing that could happen to me in my life," the striker continued.
"I had a very bad time in London. In the end, I was training alone. I talked to Maurizio Sarri and he told me some things that I knew were not going to be as he had said. I was very nervous.
"It's a story I'd like to tell very slowly in the future. I went from being tied on the same amount of goals as [Mohamed] Salah and [Harry] Kane at the start of the first year, and people made a song about me, I could not even go out in London! And one day I get up with shooting pain in my back, my level goes down, and they start telling me everything [referring to criticism about him] in England. You are supposed to be respected by fans, but you know..."
"I think in the end it was destiny [moving back to Atletico]. I left Atletico, and every so often I had the opportunity to return, although not so often when I was younger. When you have a bad time in a place, you don't have that chance often [to return].
"It motivated me a lot that Simeone called me, no matter the club I was at and told me that I could be important in Atletico. The people have welcomed me warmly here, even in the difficult situation that it was. The squad and the club staff have changed my life."
The 26-year-old also revealed the differences he perceives between Atletico and Chelsea and has made it clear where he sees his future.
"As I arrive at the training centre [at Atletico], you can see in people's faces when they trust you. When you are in the dressing room ahead of a game, you see how your team-mates look at you.
"At Chelsea, there came a time when my team-mates, except for the Spaniards, well... you know, it is not the same when you play and you know that you give a pass to someone who is not going to do as well. You do not give the pass in the same way. Everyone who has played football once will understand that.
"And in the end, it is a situation that you cannot control: it is neither about being positive or negative or about trying to have fun or being worried. It's the confidence that others have in you: your team-mates, the club... And I found it here at Atletico.
"I have said it many times: there is a moment in which there are things that surpass fame, money and everything. Thank God, at Atletico I've been able to have a bit of all of this, but I would love to be here every year that I'm able to play at the highest level.
"I want to stay at Atletico but, contractually, Chelsea can call me back. We will see what happens in the negotiations between them, but the two clubs already know what I want. I only ask, please, as I said to Atletico, do everything possible to do it as soon as possible. Because I just want to be here.”
Morata won the FA Cup with Chelsea before he went on a loan spell to Atletico Madrid in January.