Maurizio Sarri is hoping to see Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata cry on a regular basis. The phrasing of that may sound a little weird, but believe us, he means well.
Morata broke down in tears after finding the back of the net against Hungarian champions MOL Vidi on Thursday evening. He came under criticism from Chelsea fans on Twitter for doing so.
The Spaniard had scored just one goal in 17 appearances heading into the Europa League group fixture. Regardless of the quality of opposition, you could forgive him for feeling relieved to have finally got his name on the scoresheet.
Sarri also sees Morata’s tears as a positive thing. In fact, if it were up to him, he’d see Morata crying on the pitch at every possible opportunity. Following the game, he’s quoted by the Daily Star saying:
“I don’t know, but if he wants to cry after a goal then I hope to see him cry more often.”
“I am very happy for him to score. It was important to play a good match, I think he did that.”
Though we’d rather not see our striker break down in tears every time he takes to the pitch, we dearly hope that Morata is able to rediscover his goal-scoring touch.