Alvaro Morata has admitted that he could miss the World Cup after a season of struggles with form and fitness as a Chelsea player.

Morata was superb in his first few months as a Blue. We had replaced Diego Costa at the first time of asking – or so we thought.

The Spaniard’s form has nose-dived, with Morata spending periods on the sidelines through injury, and having been displaced in the side by January signing Olivier Giroud.

Morata is well aware that this season has not been good enough, but attempted to explain to the fans why he has fallen short of expectations. He’s quoted by The Sun saying:

“It all started so well. Everybody loved me and I was scoring goals, but it’s different now.”

“People say things to me on the street, but they don’t know what I’ve gone through. Only the doctor, the coach and my family knew.”

He went on to add that although he is still hoping to be included in Spain’s World Cup squad, he accepts that missing out is a possibility, as The Sun report:

“I would love to go to Russia. It’d be really tough not to go, but that is a possibility.”

“The joy if you’re on the list can be great, but there’s a need to realise that the year hasn’t been the best and there’s a chance of staying at home.”

Let’s hope that Alvaro gets himself fit and ready for the 2018/19 campaign. We’ll need him at his best if we want to challenge for the title once again.

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