Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has revealed he had a poor mentality for the majority of the 2017-18 campaign under Antonio Conte.
Morata, who scored twice in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday, admits he would seek any excuse after missing chances last season.
“In football, physical condition is very important, but the head is the most important thing,” Morata said.
“If you don’t have the head, if the mentality is not good, then you are in trouble.
“I had a period where everything… if it is raining, I’m angry because it’s raining. If I miss, it’s because the pitch is too wet. It was only excuses. It is not good.
“Everyone can have a bad period in their life, but we are famous, we have a lot of things. Sometimes people think we are not human, with no feelings, with no problems.
“The important thing is to find the right balance. Now, I have, and I am very happy. I’m better. In the last month of last season, I was down, down, down, down. I cannot be more down. When you touch the limit, the only thing you can do is to come back.”
Morata seems to have rediscovered his form this season under Maurizio Sarri after scoring five Premier League goals for Chelsea.