CHELSEA midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed Alvaro Morata has been stressing out over his lack of goals.
The Spain international has endured a difficult time in front of goal in his second Premier League season.
Morata scored a Europa League winner against Vidi on Thursday with his first goal for the club since August.
He had missed a glorious chance earlier which summed up the former Real Madrid star’s lack of confidence in front of goal.
The £57m striker appeared to shed a tear of joy after his goal as he hugged team-mate Willian.
Fabregas acknowledged that Morata has been “stressing out” about the situation.
“Alvaro will [remember this game]I’m sure, it was very important for him,” Fabregas said.
“You can feel he was trying to be a little bit nervous about the situation.
“He was stressing out a bit, so the goal will do him a lot of good.
“I think this happens to all the strikers, they want to score goals.
“That’s their nature. I’ve never felt it as it is not my game.
“But I feel for them when they don’t score goals, especially Alvaro as I have a good relationship with him and I know that he suffers as he cares a lot.
“That’s very important he cares as he wants to do really well in football.
“Sometimes it happens and sometimes not, but I’m very happy for him. We believe in him, we believe in everyone.
“Definitely it’s up to him to keep trying as he’s doing and behaving in the way he does.
“His attitude is spot on and he always tries his best. We are delighted and hopefully this is the first of many.”
Morata has netted 17 goals in a total of 58 games for the west London outfit.