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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Alvaro Morata of Chelsea celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-1 during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

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Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata has said he could not have felt “more down” at times last season. 

After a strong start to his debut campaign with the Blues, the Spain international suffered with injury issues and a subsequent loss of form. He was eventually replaced by Olivier Giroud in the Chelsea starting XI.

As of late, the former Real Madrid and Juventus man has been back among the goals, and he’s opened up on how his mentality suffered at times in 2018-19, per Dominic Fifield of 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.”

        

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