Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has claimed that he cannot do much more for striker Alvaro Morata after failing to score in his side’s Europa League opening game.
The Blues have secured their first European win in this season after beating Greek side POK 1-0 on Thursday evening at Toumba Stadium.
Olivier Giroud, who shone in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Cardiff City last weekend, has started on the bench as he only played last ten minutes of the game.
With Spain international striker Morata failed to find the back of the nets, Sarri has made a worrying admission that he cannot do anything to add Morata confidence.
Sarri told reporters: “Alvaro has to gain confidence with one, two, three goals. I am not able to give him confidence.”
“In this match, he has had three, four opportunities. He was unlucky.”
“I hope for him that in the future I can try to help him, but the confidence can become only with goals. With two goals in two matches. I don’t know.”
Despite failing to find the back of the net, Sarri was pleased with Morata’s alert positioning and hold-up play.
“I have to say also, for maybe the first time in this season Alvaro was ready in the box. He was on the ball and was active.”
Chelsea will face West Ham United on Sunday afternoon at London Stadium with Maurizio Sarri is looking his sixth Premier League win.