Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata hit back at his critics after a nightmare display against Arsenal.
The Spaniard squandered three one-on-one chances and Chelsea were left ruing their missed opportunities as Arsenal grabbed a late equaliser.
Morata missed a host of chances in Chelsea’s 5-0 win against Stoke on New Year’s Eve and lacked confidence in front of goal against the Gunners.
Antonio Conte defended the Spaniard after the match but Morata took to Twitter to hit back at his own critics.
When things don't go as expected there's only one way… Work hard!
Se nos escaparon los tres puntos… Cuando las cosas no salen como uno espera, solo hay un camino… trabajar, trabajar y trabajar. pic.twitter.com/uBcVFLqEOk
— Álvaro Morata (@AlvaroMorata) January 3, 2018
‘When things don’t go as expected there’s only one way… Work hard!’ said Morata.
The Spanish international will hope to keep his place for this weekend’s FA Cup clash against Norwich City in the hope that he can get back on the goal trail.
Conte claimed he was pleased with Morata’s performance after the match but admitted he was lacking in confidence. ‘Yeah, he’s not liking this period,’ said Conte.
‘He has to continue to work, continue to improve. ‘For the striker it’s very important to score.
In this case I repeat it’s a pity, because he had many chances to score but at the same time I’m very happy for his commitment, his effort for the team.’