Cudicini explains Morata’s lack of smile after goals

Chelsea coach Carlo Cudicini has explained why Alvaro Morata seemed unhappy despite scoring both goals in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

The brace from Morata came in the second half and secured the Blues’ progression into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

However, Morata chose not to celebrate his two goals which led to questions about his future at Stamford Bridge.

“I think Alvaro played an important part in today’s performance,” Cudicini, who was filling in for Maurizio Sarri and Gianfranco Zola at the post-match press conference, told reporters.

“Very good performance working for the team. It was very important for him to score two goals – good for his confidence.

“I think Gianfranco (Zola) mentioned for a striker it is difficult when you go through a spell where you don’t score many goals. So his body language was a bit down.”

Cudicini on Morata’s happiness: “I think everyone is different – some players are more affected by the critics. For us, the most important thing is that he is training hard.”


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