Europa League: Sarri hails Alvaro Morata after Chelsea win
Sarri praised an improved all-round display from the Spaniard, 25, recalled into the national squad earlier on Thursday, which was capped by the winner 20 minutes from time and an emotional celebration
Maurizio Sarri wants to see tears from Alvaro Morata after the striker's winner in Chelsea's 1-0 Europa League victory over Hungarian champions Vidi on Thursday night. Sarri praised an improved all-round display from the Spaniard, 25, recalled into the national squad earlier on Thursday, which was capped by the winner 20 minutes from time and an emotional celebration.
"If after a goal he wants to cry, I hope to see him cry often," the Chelsea head coach said. "It's important for him to score. I think it's important for him to play a good match. He played a good match. It's important for him to play for the team, like this evening. I think Alvaro can restart from this performance."
It was just Morata's second goal of the season - his first was in August's Premier League defeat of Arsenal - and Sarri reiterated the striker's importance to the team. "At the moment we have Alvaro and [Olivier] Giroud, but we have to play every three days for a long time, I think, I hope," Sarri added.
Qarabang 0-3 Arsenal
Meanwhile, Arsenal beat Qarabang 3-0 in Azerbaijan. Emile Smith Rowe, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi scored for the Gunners.
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