Álvaro Morata already has plenty of trophies in his personal trophy cabinet. During his years at Real Madrid and Juventus, he’s lifted no fewer than thirteen trophies, including two Champions League titles in the first seven years of his professional career. But that’s all in the past — the past where he was not the featured striker and lived the life of less responsibility and pressure as the backup.
In the present, all eyes are on him at Chelsea, especially as Olivier Giroud continues to battle the goalscoring bug as well as “muscle fatigue” in his leg, which yet cause him to miss Sunday’s match. If that were to pass, Morata would have to start his fourth match in a row for the Blues.
Fortunately, after experiencing a severe goal-drought for much of the 2018 calendar year, Morata is once again starting to find the back of the net. And with that, his confidence is returning as well, and he’s targeting more trophies at Chelsea to go along with his FA Cup winners’ medal from last season.
“I’m in a good way now. I want to score more goals, to play more games, but at the end of the day the most important thing is that the team wins. The other things come with that.”
“Right now we are near the top of the league and we are in a good position in the Europa League and League Cup. We need to continue in the current way because I think we can fight for all the trophies this year.”
-Álvaro Morata; Source: Evening Standard
Given Morata’s propensity for introspective reflections on the nature of celebrity and social media and the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of a professional athlete, such base intent is almost surprisingly simple and straightforward. But that’s the difference confidence can make, and with three goals in the month of October, including two in his last three Premier League matches, Morata certainly has shown plenty of reason to make us believe that he’s on his way to rediscovering the clinical form he showed at the very beginning of his Chelsea tenure.
Onwards and upwards, Álvaro!