Alvaro Morata makes confession about his first season at Chelsea FC
Alvaro Morata admits that his first season at Chelsea FC has been hampered by his main injury problem
Alvaro Morata has admitted that his first season at Chelsea FC has been significantly hampered by his injury troubles.
The 25-year-old has endured something of a mixed first campaign in England after having signed for the Blues from Real Madrid last July.
Morata had started the season strongly but his form was brought to a half by a back injury midway through the campaign.
Chelsea FC moved to bolster their attacking options in the January transfer window with the signing of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal.
And Giroud has been keeping Morata out of the starting line-up at Stamford Bridge in recent games.
Morata accepts that his form has not been consistent enough this term and the Spain international puts it down to his injury struggles this season.
Speaking to Chelsea FC’s website, Morata said: “It’s my first season and I suffered a lot with one injury but I think before that everything was going perfectly.
“I was one of the top scorers and we were only a few points behind Manchester City. I tried to play, for the team and the fans, but eventually I had to stop.
“That’s in the past now though and I learnt that sometimes when you are injured you can’t put pressure on your body because you need to stop.
“It’s been difficult at times but I’m sure next season will be much better and we will be fighting once again for all the trophies.”
Chelsea FC were 1-0 winners at Swansea City on Saturday as they look to keep the pressure on Tottenham Hotspur in the race for Champions League qualification.
The Blues, who won the Premier League title in style last term, are still hoping to end the season with a trophy and they will take on Manchester United in the FA Cup final in May.