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Morata asked for tapes of Chelsea legend Didier Drogba’s time at the Blues and say’s he aims to try replicate Drogba’s success.
The Spain international has had a flying start to his Chelsea career this season after scoring 10 goals for the Blues. And Morata has revealed that he studies tapes of Drogba to help improve his goal-scoring form.
‘I put it on at home so I improve with Didier,’ Morata told the Chelsea FC club magazine.
The 25-year-old then went on to say how he got so good with his heading ability after scoring six of his 10 goals from his head this season.
“When I was seven or eight, I got a trampoline. My dad used to say to me all the time, ‘come on with the head’ and then pass the ball to me as I jumped. I really think it’s helped my heading game because I practiced this all the time with my dad.
“I found it funny when I was little to jump high and head or kick the ball, but it helped me for the future as well because the aerial game is one of my good points.”
And manager Antonio Conte has chimed in by comparing the two forwards.
“I think he’s [Drogba] more powerful than Alvaro, but Alvaro, don’t forget, has a lot of space for improvement.
“He’s strong physically, is a technical player. I see a great future for Alvaro.”
Drogba scored 164 goals for the Blues in his two spells at the club and won the Champions League and four Premier League titles and is regarded as one of Chelsea’s greatest ever players.