- Alvaro Morata speaks openly and honestly about Chelsea hardship.
- Morata has scored five goals in his previous six games for Chelsea.
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Alvaro Morata has spoken openly and honestly about the difficulties he faced towards the end of his debut season with Chelsea.
Morata enjoyed an electric start to life at Stamford Bridge, but his form and fitness formed potholes in the road and his performances subsequently nose-dived.
The Spaniard lost his starting spot to January acquisition Olivier Giroud for a period of time, and it was unclear whether he would survive the summer as a Chelsea player.
Survive he did, and Morata was granted a clean slate at the club following the appointment of Maurizio Sarri. Though he struggled at first, the goals have (finally) started to fly in.
Morata has scored five goals in his past six appearances for Chelsea. The skies are clearing over SW6, but he hasn’t hesitated to reflect on the hard times as he enters his new equilibrium.
The striker is quoted by the Guardian telling the tale of his hardship:
“In the last month of last season I was down, down, down, down. I cannot be more down. When you touch the limit, the only thing you can do is to come back.”
“It takes long because I had an injury, I was not fit when playing, but now I feel good. I had a period where everything … if it was raining, I was angry because it’s raining; if I miss, it’s because the pitch is too wet. It was only excuses. It is not good.”
“Honestly, last year I was always joking in the dressing room at the beginning because I started well and was scoring goals. But the injury, it killed me, because the doctors didn’t know what I had. It was strange.”
“Sometimes when you know you are out for one month, it’s OK in your head, because you know it is one month. But when you are trying to give your best and you are not in your best moment, it’s difficult. Now, that’s the past.”
Morata needs to kick on from this period of good form and prove that he is the man who Sarri has been craving to lead Chelsea’s line and be our 20-a-season striker.
If he stays fit and continues to have good quality chances created for him by his teammates, we’d back Morata to keep this up.