- Alvaro Morata revealed that he’s been watching tapes of Didier Drogba playing football
- The secret behind the Spaniard’s heading ability stems from his childhood days
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Alvaro Morata has used highlights of Didier Drogba as guidance to help him on the pitch, the Standard reports.
Both strikers’ ability in the air is second to none as Morata has scored 10 goals for Chelsea this season, the majority behind headed strikes.
Of course, we all remember the days when Drogba would tower over his marker and score, the equaliser in the 2012 Champions League final being the prime example.
Morata confirmed that he used to practice heading a football on a trampoline as his father would teach him. However, the Spaniard asked for some DVDs of Drogba so that it would help him with adjusting to English football, as the Standard reports.
The Standard quotes Morata saying:
“I put it on at home so I improve with Didier.”
Drogba a role model for all strikers
It’s no surprise that Morata has watched the Chelsea great to help him improve. Many centre-forwards in the Premier League like Romelu Lukaku have also done this.
Morata isn’t the most physical striker in the world but he’s by no means easy to shrug off the ball. Scoring headers has given the 25-year-old a new dimension to his game. There’s no better player to learn from in this part of the game than Drogba.