Zidane Responds To 'Wrong' Morata After Criticism
Zinedine Zidane Responds To 'Wrong' Alvaro Morata After Criticism
Real Madrid's under-pressure boss Zinedine Zidane has hit back at Alvaro Morata's recent comments that he did not play enough important games for Los Blancos last season.
The Spanish striker, who joined Chelsea in the July/August transfer window, recently voiced his frustrations at the role he was asked to play for Real in their 2016/17 LaLiga and UEFA Champions League-winning campaign.
Morata claimed he was not a part of many of the Spanish giants' key clashes against the likes of FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, among others. Zidane, however, disagrees, and questioned Morata's mentality.
"They might think some games are more important than others, but they would be wrong to think that way," Zidane said, according to the Daily Metro.
"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 LaLiga 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."
Despite appearing many times from the bench, the Spaniard managed to score 20 goals and assisted a further six strikes in 43 games across all competitions for Los Blancos last season.
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