Sarri praise for match-win­ner Mo­rata

Observer on Saturday - - Sport - Sport24

Mau­r­izio Sarri was de­lighted for Al­varo Mo­rata as the striker ended a goalscor­ing drought to net the win­ner for Chelsea in the Europa League on Thurs­day night.

The Span­ish for­ward broke the dead­lock on 70 min­utes against Hun­gar­ian side Vidi at Stam­ford Bridge to set­tle a tight con­test.

The re­sult put the Blues on top of Group L with max­i­mum points from two games.

Af­ter scor­ing just his sec­ond goal of the sea­son, Sarri praised Mo­rata, say­ing: "I’m re­ally very happy for him.

"It’s very im­por­tant for him to score, but I think it’s very im­por­tant for him to play a good

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match. It’s very im­por­tant for him to play for the team like he did this evening. "Al­varo can restart from this per­for­mance. He played very well, bet­ter than the last pe­riod. He has to take con­fi­dence from his per­for­mance. Some­times you can score, some­times not, but the per­for­mance is im­por­tant." Sarri added that Chelsea faced a dif­fi­cult op­po­nent in the Vidi, although they did cre­ate a num­ber of chances. "It was very hard. In the first half, we had op­por­tu­ni­ties for scor­ing. We didn’t do it, and so the sec­ond half was very hard. "We cre­ated a lot of goalscor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, but we con­ceded two or three op­por­tu­ni­ties to the op­po­nents, and we have to do bet­ter in the de­fen­sive phase, in the po­si­tions un­der the line of the ball to avoid counter-at­tacks.”

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