Morata: The fans even don’t think that footballers can have feelings



In an interview with ABC, Alvaro Morata has reflected on the mental battle he faced with himself in recent years and admitted that fans don’t believe footballers can have feelings.

The 26-year-old has recently returned to form for Chelsea and has once again been included by Luis Enrique in the Spain squad.

“To support the pressure [in football], you also have to work on your head,” he said.

“That’s the most important thing in our field.

“I was totally away from where I had to be, I had problems with myself.

“When you realise that, you have problems with everything.

“I was going against everyone: referees, opponents, the fans… I wasn’t balanced.

“You don’t want to go to training or even play.

“At first I was a little embarrassed to talk to a psychologist and tell them all my problems.

“The fans don’t think that we can have feelings because we are valued and paid well.

“Now I am happier than ever at Chelsea and in the national team, and that isn’t because I’m in my best form on the pitch.

“I’m scoring goals again but I have played better.

“It was important to get rid of all the negative thoughts that I had on top of me.”