Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has now admitted that he felt he needed a psychologist help after thinking about leaving the Blues in the summer.

The Spain international, who joined Chelsea in the summer of 2017 from Real Madrid, has since gone through a difficult time at Stamford Bridge.

The 26-year-old has netted 11 goals in the Premier League last season under Antonio Conte; while he has scored five times in 10 appearances so far this season.

Morata has been strongly linked with away move in the summer with Juventus were the destination.

But the Spaniard, who has been at Allianz Stadium for two seasons before going back to boyhood side Real Madrid, has eventually remained at West London side.

Morata, who decided to seek a psychologist in his frustrations, has now said he happier than ever at Chelsea.

He told Spanish newspaper ABC: “I had never thought about training the mind, really. When a player hears the word psychologist at the first, you are taken aback, but I realised that I needed help.”

“At first, I was a bit embarrassed to talk to the psychologist and tell him all my problems and with the help of everyone I have managed to recover happiness in football.”

“This summer I said to myself once or twice that I wanted to go to a team where I would be happy again, without pressure.”

“Now I am happier than ever at Chelsea and happier than ever in the national team even if it is not my best moment on the pitch.”

Morata, who is now back in his national team squad, joined Chelsea for a then club-record fee of £70m in the summer of 2017.

The striker is now expected to feature in Spain’s UEFA Nations League match with Croatia tonight at Stadion Maksimir.

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