Didier Drogba sends message to Chelsea FC supporters about Alvaro Morata
The Chelsea FC legend is thrilled with Alvaro Morata's recent performances at the west London side
Didier Drogba has spoken of his delight at Alvaro Morata’s return to form at Chelsea FC.
The Spain international has managed to come through a difficult spell at the west London side to become a key player under new Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri.
Morata has already scored five goals in nine starts and three substitute appearances in the Chelsea FC team to move ahead of Olivier Giroud in the pecking order.
The 26-year-old failed to get on the score sheet in Chelsea FC’s 3-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the London derby at Wembley on Saturday evening.
However, the Spanish forward will have a chance to add his to his five league goals when Chelsea FC welcome basement club Fulham to Stamford Bridge next Saturday.
Former Chelsea FC striker Drogba heaped praise on Morata for his upturn in form after a difficult spell at the west London side for the former Real Madrid striker.
“It’s definitely not easy,” Drogba told Goal.com, as quoted by Metro.
“It happens to everyone to go through difficult moments.
“What mostly gets you through that period is the support of the fans. And Chelsea fans have been great to him, giving him all the support.
“Everyone, including me, was very happy when he started scoring again. He’s a really nice guy, and most importantly a great striker. You don’t play for Juventus and Real Madrid if you’re good enough, and I think he’s great.”
Chelsea FC signed Morata in a £60m deal from Real Madrid in the 2017 summer transfer window under Sarri’s predecessor Antonio Conte.
Morata hit the ground running with seven goals in seven games before the Spain international suffered an alarming dip in form.
The ex-Juventus striker netted three goals in his final 29 games under Conte to see his form evaporate in the second half of the 2017-18 Premier League season.