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Morata blames poor debut season at Chelsea on injuries

Discussion in 'English league' started by Football cyborg, May 7, 2018.

  1. Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has endured a difficult first season in England having joined Chelsea last summer. It is a cliché that players making their debut in the English premier league always need an adaptation period to settle in, like many other players, Morata has proven that to true but the Spaniard believes that constant injuries are the reason why he did not fulfill his potential at the club this season.

    Morata has endured a tricky debut season in England having joined Chelsea from Real Madrid for £60million last summer after growing tired of playing second fiddle to Karim Benzema at the Santiago Bernabeu and got off to a flying start, scoring eight goals in his first nine games.

    But things have really gone bad for the 25 year-old who could not maintain his excellent start to the season after he suffered a mystery back injury. Morata has only managed a disappointing return of 11 goals in the league, including just three since the turn of the year, with a back injury stunting his game time which is believed to be the main reasons why Chelsea have not enjoyed a successful defense of their Premier League title.

    Morata has not been able to successfully replace Diego Costa whose role he is expected to take at Chelsea. Morata has been faced with off the pitch issues and also suffered a backed injury and since then, he has struggled to maintain a run of form and his lack of confidence in front of goal is evident for all to see.

    Morata revealed he made a hell of a mistake by rushing himself back from injury, which he believed has fueled his inability to find consistent form and fitness. Morata who has become a subject of criticism for his below par performances revealed that he played through the pain in an attempt to please the fans, but acknowledges that he should not have done so.

    "It has been a complicated year for me and I don't think it's been the best year for the team either," Morata told Marca.

    "I've gone through a tough year. 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. The person who does know what I've gone through is my wife.

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    "I would rather have torn a muscle and be out for three months than not know exactly what I had. I wanted to play and to keep scoring, but I couldn't. I didn't know what I had.

    "I had to go several times to Germany to receive a treatment in which they put injections in my back. It hurt a lot and then I would have to return to London to train the next day. I think I made a mistake. I should have stopped playing. When you're injured you're injured and that's that. You can maybe play one match, but you can't carry on for a month."

    Morata will be hoping to end a troublesome season on a happy note and a winning goal at Wembley could do just the trick. It's been rumoured that Chelsea are ready to cut their losses and sell Morata this with former club Juventus apparently interested.

    What are your thoughts? Have a say, drop your comments below.
  2. Real Tosin

    Real Tosin Member

    I don't even know what to say to this, although Morata could be injured, his performance has been extremely low and unacceptable. Conte shot himself in the leg when he ousted Costa and signed Morata.

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