Alvaro Morata almost had depression at Chelsea. The Juventus striker has revealed that he came close to suffering from depression during his time with the Blues.
He even claimed he would have done well to see a sports psychologist during his first season at Stamford Bridge.
In 2017, the striker joined the Blues for a then-club-record £58 million fee from Real Madrid.
However, he struggled in the Premier League, after scoring 24 goals in 72 appearances.
So, he left for Atletico Madrid 18 months later.
“I’ve never had depression and I hope I never do, but I came close,” Morata told El Mundo. “I don’t believe it is given the importance that it should.”
Looking back on his time with Chelsea now, Morata has acknowledged that he has mental health issues: “When your head doesn’t work well, you are your worst enemy. During those times, it doesn’t matter what you do, you are always fighting against yourself. Depression is an illness just like breaking your ankle.”