Maurizio Sarri has said he hopes to see Alvaro Morata crying more often if it means that the striker is sticking the ball in the back of the onion bag.
Chelsea struggled to a 1-0 win over Hungarian side MOL Vidi at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night, with Morata scoring the only goal of the game. It was a goal that left the Spaniard looking emotional, and his manager is hoping that it kick-starts his season.
“If after a goal he wants to cry, I hope to see him cry very often,” the Chelsea head coach said in his post match press conference.
“It’s very important for him to score. I think it’s very important for him to play a very good match. He played a very good match.
“It’s very important for him to play for the team, like this evening. I think Alvaro can restart from this performance.”
It was just Morata’s second goal of the season – his first was in August’s Premier League defeat of Arsenal – and Sarri reiterated the striker’s importance to the team.
“At the moment we have Alvaro and (Olivier) Giroud, but we have to play every three days for a long time, I think, I hope,” Sarri added.
“And so he’s a very important player for us, for our season.”