English Premiership

In-form Morata blames 'making excuses' for poor form

2018-11-06 12:42
Alvaro Morata (AP)

Cape Town - Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata says he used too many excuses during his barren run in front of goal last season for the Blues.

Morata endured a tough 2017/18 despite starting in positive fashion at Stamford Bridge after his move from Real Madrid.

The Spain international went through a lengthy goal drought and ended the season with 15 strikes in all competitions.

His drop in form saw him miss out on the 2018 World Cup in Russia, however, he has started 2018/19 in much better form and already has five Premier League goals for the Maurizio Sarri-coached outfit.

The 26-year-old competed a brace on Sunday against Crystal Palace, and the player now believes he is back to something like his best.

Speaking to reporters, he said: "The most important thing is that, finally, I have found the right way and my head is okay.

"In football, physical condition is very important, but the head is the most important thing. If you don't have the head, if the mentality is not good, then you are in trouble.

"I had a period where everything...if it's raining, I'm angry because it's raining. If I miss, it's because the pitch is too wet. It was only excuses. It was not good.

"Everyone can have a bad period in their life. But we are famous, we have a lot of things.

"Sometimes people think we are not human, with no feelings, with no problems. The important thing is to find the right balance. Now I have, and I am very happy."


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