Zola urges Álvaro Morata to improve

FOOTBALL- 5 January 2019  12:47 GMT

Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola has urged striker Alvaro Morata to improve tactically if he’s to improve with the player linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, the former Chelsea star said: “Technically Morata – and this is the reason we invested a lot in him this year – we thought he was the perfect number nine for us.

“I think he has to improve a little bit tactically because nowadays with the type of football, football is so organised you need to get better tactically, your ability is not enough.

“In my opinion he needs to improve on this. He’s been working on that, he has a good attitude. He feels that he doesn’t score enough and he feels a lot of responsibilities for that.

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“But he has to learn to put everything behind because these are only burdens that you take on the pitch and they don’t help you to perform better.”

“It should be a motivational thing,” he added.

“You are at Chelsea, you are not playing for Southampton or Brighton with all due respect to those clubs.

“People expect a lot from the number nine at Chelsea. They expect a lot of goals and good performances. This is normal, he has to get used to it.

“If he goes to another big club it’ll be the same – there is no way you can avoid your responsibilities.

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