Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola believes there is more to come from striker Alvaro Morata despite the Spanish international getting his Blues career off to a flyer, with three goals in the opening four league games.
Speaking to TalkSport (quotes via the Daily Star) about the Spaniard, Zola believes the fact that the 24 year old has never been a first team regular at previous clubs, means he still has a lot to prove in becoming Chelsea’s number one striker. The Italian is backing his fellow countryman Antonio Conte to get more consistency out of Morata:
“Nobody doubts his qualities but he is still young and needs to find consistency because when you play for teams like Juventus, Real Madrid and Chelsea you have to be consistent. Obviously Antonio Conte with his methods, his work ethic, he is helping him a lot and it seems he is going in the right direction.”
Conte has already explained that he feels there is more to come from Morata despite his good start to the season. The Italian manager was very happy about the Spaniard’s display against Leicester City on Saturday, but was quick to temper his praise by again emphasising that the forward still needs to adapt to the club’s style of play.
Chelsea fans will be hoping that Morata will be even more potent once he is adapted fully to Conte’s tactical system.