Alvaro Morata has been criticised on Twitter for breaking down in tears after scoring against MOL Vidi on Thursday evening.
Morata, who upon his arrival at the club became our most expensive acquisition ever, endured a difficult first season as a Chelsea player. Though he started brightly, his form fast nose-dived and he subsequently came under intense scrutiny.
With Chelsea opting against signing a new striker over the summer, Morata headed into the season as Maurizio Sarri’s main man. He has already fallen out of favour with the Italian, with Olivier Giroud being preferred in recent matches.
Morata was given an opportunity to start against MOL Vidi in the Europa League. Though he missed an absolute sitter in the first-half, he finally found the back of the net late in the game to secure Chelsea all three points.
The 25-year-old broke down in tears. Can you blame him? A goal against the champions of Hungary in Europe’s second string competition is what every striker dreams about…
Chelsea fans on Twitter were not too impressed with Morata. Here’s how a handful of them reacted. What do you think, Blues?
Apparently Morata was crying when he scored. I can’t have this fragile player as my striker. He’s a total liability on the pitch. Embarrassing individual
— yae (@Everymonday6) October 4, 2018
Morata crying is pathetic.. Torres had a more hostile life as a non-scoring big money signing yet kept on going.
— Chenkovic (@_Asgardian) October 5, 2018
Can you just imagine being Willian after Morata hugged him.
“Bro are you?…are you crying on me??…it’s Vidi bro” 😂
— Mominul H. (@ChelseaRealm) October 4, 2018
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with men crying, but if my £60M centre-forward is in tears after scoring against MOL Vidi, that’s just a bit weird.
— Jamie Wilkinson (@jamiew_tc) October 5, 2018
Morata crying after scoring his 2nd goal of the season against bums…. The man needs to cut kmt
— Ace💯 (@GB_Ace) October 5, 2018
When Morata started leaking tears on his Chelsea teammates pic.twitter.com/zaZfOpkwM5
— Kylian 💨 (@danielvzeus) October 5, 2018
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we’re never gonna win a big pot with Morata as the main striker so get rid and buy someone top end who doesn’t cry because he scored a goal at home to Vidi
— Jamie (@JCollettCFC) October 5, 2018