Europa League: Sarri hails Alvaro Morata after Chelsea win

Updated: Oct 06, 2018, 09:25 IST | Agencies

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

Europa League: Sarri hails Alvaro Morata after Chelsea win
Alvaro Morata

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.

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