ZIDANE HAS A MESSAGE FOR STRUGGLING MORATA

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Alvaro Morata left Real Madrid at the end of last season as he couldn’t usurp Karim Benzema for the number one striking role.

Morata felt he wasn’t given enough opportunities under Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid and sought a move to the Premier League.

The Spaniard is now struggling at Stamford Bridge despite a good start to his Chelsea career, and Zidane has told him that he wasn’t a failure at the Santiago Bernabeu but he contributed to Madrid’s success.

“They might think some games are more important than others, but they would be wrong to think that way,” said Zidane.

“There are no insignificant games; there are situations in which you have to play within a team, a system which is different.

“All of the players want to play against PSG – more than in one of our matches against La Liga sides who might be below us in the table.

“That might seem obvious, but if we start thinking that way, we’d be making a mistake.

“What matters is that a player feels important within the team.

“If you play 20, 30 or 40 games, then you have participated in winning the league, which is what Morata did last season.

“He needs to think about it differently, and look at it like he played a part in, and contributed to, the successes of the team.”

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