Chelsea new boss Maurizio Sarri believes Alvaro Morata is improving his performances for Chelsea but admits the striker needs to do more in boosting his confidence.
Morata, however, is currently getting used to life under new head-coach Sarri at Chelsea after the former Napoli boss was appointed as Antonio Conte’s successor last month.
The 25-year-old started and played the full 90 minutes for Chelsea in their 3-0 season opener against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, but Morata was unable to find the back of net despite this.
Morata will be hoping to lead the attack for Chelsea when they take on Arsenal in their next Premier League fixtures on Saturday evening at Stamford Bridge this weekend.
The Italian gaffer feels that the Spain forward has been showing much of promise but admits that he now needs to show more efforts to raise his game and start converting chances given to him.
Speaking to Chelsea FC’s website, Sarri said:
“Against Huddersfield I think he was better than in pre-season.
“He needs to score, but every striker in the world needs to score.
“In the first half we had a problem pressing against their three defenders and it was a surprise for us because in pre-season Huddersfield had played 4-2-3-1, so this was their first time with three defenders and I had some problem in the first part of the game because of this.”
The Premier League club are getting ready to welcome Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening as they look to make it two wins from their opening two games.
Arsenal slipped to a disappointing 2-0 defeat by PL champions Manchester in their first opening match under Unai Emery at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.