Zinedine Zidane sends Real Madrid message to Chelsea FC star
Zinedine Zidane hits back at Alvaro Morata following his comments about his Real Madrid exit last summer
Zinedine Zidane has hit back at Alvaro Morata’s claim that he left Real Madrid to sign for Chelsea FC because he wasn’t playing in enough high-profile games for the Spanish side.
The 25-year-old striker has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge after having signed for the Blues from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window last July.
Morata recently claimed that he was forced to leave the Santiago Bernabeu because he didn’t feature in enough of Real Madrid’s big games under Zidane.
However, the Real Madrid boss has now responded to the Chelsea FC striker’s comments by insisting that was not the case at all.
Zidane is quoted as saying by Metro: “They might think some games are more important than others, but they would be wrong to think that way.
“There are no insignificant games; there are situations in which you have to play within a team, a system which is different.
“All of the players want to play against PSG – more than in one of our matches against La Liga sides who might be below us in the table.
“That might seem obvious, but if we start thinking that way, we’d be making a mistake.
“What matters is that a player feels important within the team. If you play 20, 30 or 40 games, then you have participated in winning the league, which is what Morata did last season.
“He needs to think about it differently, and look at it like he played a part in, and contributed to, the successes of the team.”
Meanwhile, Morata is hoping to find his form for Chelsea FC again in the coming weeks after having recently struggled in front of goal.
The Spain striker has been sidelined with a back injury but has recently made his return to action for Antonio Conte’s men.
Morata made a strong start to life at Stamford Bridge and he has scored 10 goals and made six assists in all competitions for the west London side.
However, he has failed to find the net in his last 10 outings in all competitions for the Blues and seems to be short of confidence.