Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has backed Alvaro Morata to end the current campaign with a bang, after a rather goal drought in recent weeks. The former Real Madrid man moved to Stamford Bridge at the start of the current campaign and made a really positive start to the campaign, in his debut season in England. […]
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has backed Alvaro Morata to end the current campaign with a bang, after a rather goal drought in recent weeks.
The former Real Madrid man moved to Stamford Bridge at the start of the current campaign and made a really positive start to the campaign, in his debut season in England.
However, after his initial success with the west London outfit, his form has slowly faded away and he has now become a liability for the team up front, with the Italian manager adding former Arsenal man Olivier Giroud in the winter transfer window.
The Frenchman has been played as the leading front-man or it has been Eden Hazard who has taken up that role at times, pushing the Spaniard to the bench.
His last goal, out of a tally of 10 league goals this term came back in December, with the Londoners beating Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0.
Not just at the domestic level, but the player has suffered internationally too and was left out of Julen Lopetegui’s Spain side last week, for their friendlies against Germany and Argentina.
Despite that, the former Juventus manager has now suggested that his star striker will be back with a bang, prior to the end of the current season and will end the campaign on a high.
This will be a huge boost for the Blues, who are still going strong in the FA Cup and will face off against Southampton in the semi-finals of the competition, with the intention of winning yet another title.
However, the Spaniard’s form will play a crucial factor in whether or not they actually win it, as he will have to be one of their spearheads up front in order to secure the wins.
Morata is 25 at present and still has a long way to go in terms of his career and these words will surely be encouraging for the attacker, who can bounce back with a few good games. He has been great on the pitch for Chelsea at the start of the new term and if he starts scoring again in any form of the game, it could mean a quick recovery at the club level and his return to the World Cup squad with a bang.