Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata claims not many people know how low he felt during his tough first season in the Premier League. The Spain international arrived for big money from Real Madrid but struggled to adapt to the rigours of the English top flight at Stamford Bridge.
However, now working under manager Maurizio Sarri, Morata has seen his form improve and the Spaniard scored two goals in his last outing against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Having come through poor form and injuries, Morata feels he is in a much better place than last season.
He told the Guardian: “In football physical condition is very important but the head is the most important thing.
If you don’t have the head, if the mentality is not good, then you are in trouble. I’m better. “No one, only my wife, knows how big the last year was. Now it’s OK. In the last month of last season I was down, down, down, down. I cannot be more down.
When you touch the limit, the only thing you can do is to come back. “It takes long because I had an injury. I was not fit when playing but now I feel good. I had a period where everything… if it was raining, I was angry because it’s raining; if I miss, it’s because the pitch is too wet. It was only excuses. It is not good.”