Alvaro Morata admits he made a big mistake at Chelsea FC this season
Alvaro Morata admits that he should have taken more time off to recover from a back injury at Chelsea FC this season
Alvaro Morata has admitted that he made a mistake by trying to play through the pain barrier during his first season at Chelsea FC.
The Blues striker had been in solid form for the Blues since his move from Real Madrid last July but he suffered a back problem during the middle portion of the campaign.
Instead of taking time off to recover properly, Morata opted to continue to train and return to full fitness as quickly as possible.
And the 25-year-old concedes that was probably a bad decision as it hampered his form for the second half of the campaign.
Speaking in an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca, Morata said: “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 help Chelsea FC finish on a high this season in Antonio Conte’s second campaign at the club.
The Spanish striker will be aiming to help the Blues win the FA Cup title this season, with Chelsea FC set to take on Manchester United in the final at Wembley at the end of the month.
The former Real Madrid and Juventus striker has scored 11 goals and made six assists in the Premier League for Chelsea FC in his first season at the west London club.