Alvaro Morata has opened up on his barren spell with Chelsea last season and the affect it had on his mental state.
Alvaro Morata ended his first season in English football with 11 goals in 31 games following his move from Real Madrid
Whilst the campaign ended in disappointment as he was left out of Spain’s World Cup squad, Morata says that he learned plenty from his struggles.
“I’ve learned many things from last season. It was very difficult for me,” he told Spanish publication ‘El Mundo’.
“I left home to play the World Cup and I wasn’t included in the squad anyway.
“Now that my two sons are born I can control my emotions a bit better, both the positive and negative ones. I am happy when I am outside the pitch.”
Meanwhile, Morata also revealed that his sometimes dour demeanour is down to his disappointment when not scoring goal.
“I’d like to be happier when I play,” he admitted. “I need to score more goals in order to be happier. I was really sad a few months ago.
“I wasn’t depressed but I didn’t live my situation very well. People used to love me, I scored seven goals in the first seven games at Chelsea.
“Then I got injured and I was playing even if I was feeling pain. There was lot of tension and I didn’t want to speak to anybody.
“One day my wife told that I wasn’t handling the situation in the right way. I was angry because I thought she was against me too.”