The legendary Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has praised the impressive start made by the club’s new boy Alvaro Morata following his big-money summer move from Real Madrid.
The Spanish forward has joined the Stamford Bridge side in a club-record £65m deal following a frustrating, but overwhelmingly successful, second stint at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 24-year-old Morata scored the breakthrough goal for Chelsea last Saturday as they battled to a 2-1 victory over Leicester City, taking his tally to three goals and two assists in his first four Premier League matches, which Drogba hopes is the start of a special relationship.
During his interview with the Sky Sports News, the legendary Ivorian said: “He is scoring goals that are winning games so I am really happy for him and for the club as well. It is very important to score. As a striker, when you start with a new team, people have high expectations.
“When you match those expectations, you are just happy and the goals continue to come. I hope he will have a great season because we need that.”
Chelsea also still have fellow Spain international Diego Costa on their books, though the striker is out of favour under manager Antonio Conte and has not featured this season.