“I think it’s not important if you score 25 or 30 goals” – Alvaro Morata plays down high goal target this season

Alvaro Morata has made the last couple of weeks his own after blistering performances that produced four goals in four games, but his last outing against Everton reveals there are more cracks in his sudden breakout.

His display against the Toffees was poor and he looked subdued the entire 90 minutes. Failing to score proved a lot more costly for his side as they failed to add to their eighth win of the Premier League season.

Morata has scored five goals in the entire league season and looked right on track after his recent goal glut but the signs do not inspire confidence in his ability to reach the objective of 20 goals this season. He went down to easily under the challenge and looked too often to the referee for a decision in his favor.

The former Juventus and Real Madrid forward now maintains he is not too concerned about scoring goals and setting goal targets for himself, he only wants to help his team win games.

“I think I can prove more. In the past it wasn’t easy for me, but this is a new season. I think it’s not important if you score 25 or 30 goals, it’s important you help the team to win.

I prefer winning something and scoring less goals, but I will be so happy if I score a lot of goals and we win trophies this season. I’m a striker, it’s our job and it’s true that we need to score, and I am happy when I do.”

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