Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata scored only his second goal of the season against Vidi in the Europa League last night.
Manager Maurizio Sarri is hoping it can be a new start for the 25-year-old who has struggled for form since his arrival from Real Madrid in 2017 for £60m.
A lot of fans on Twitter remain unconvinced that the goal will prove to be a turning point for Morata:
It's Torres syndrome.
— Rudy Rudy (@joshmaguire2512) October 4, 2018
Morata really needs to do better
— Jakes Brown (@findingjakes) October 4, 2018
He is done. He is faint hearted
— Betiku Victor (@bethiks) October 4, 2018
really think He needs a good sports psychologist
— Viktor Emmanuel Rex (@akaiblud) October 5, 2018
Alvaro Morata is a bit on the soft side. Zola should probably train him while he is being hit from all directions. Receive ball [hit] dribble [hit] turn [hit] turn [hit] shoot [hit]…like resistance training, on the ball.
— ????????Wambúgú (@AWambugu_) October 5, 2018
He didn’t play a good game.
— Yousef (@Sarrismau) October 4, 2018
At this point I don't think its confidence anymore. It's a sheer lack of finishing ability.
— SARRIsfied (@Lordabas) October 4, 2018
Others feel that the player does have the talent to make it at Chelsea:
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) October 4, 2018
Can't give up on him yet
— mike24611 (@mike24611) October 5, 2018
We will always support Morata bcoz he is one of us
— David (@David81572069) October 5, 2018
Although Morata did score last night, he also missed another gilt-edged opportunity, shooting wide after being put through on goal, with many questioning whether the player is just a poor finisher, rather than just lacking in confidence.
Still, his two goals this campaign is still two more than Olivier Giroud. Despite the Frenchman’s good link-up play with Eden Hazard, the 31-year-old has yet to get off the mark so far this season.