Back on 12 February, Álvaro Morata explained the reasons why he decided to leave Real Madrid and join Chelsea in a special edition of Fiebre Maldini. During last season's campaign, the striker played in 43 of Real Madrid's matches but Zidane didn't use him at all in the big games. And that played a big part in forcing Morata to look elsewhere. “I played lots of games but always with the second choice side. I never asked to be a regular starter, Madrid is another planet. But I didn't play in any of the Champions League knock-out games, or against Barcelona, Atlético, Sevilla and Valencia", the Chelsea forward pointed out.
Football is a team game, Zidane reminds Morata
This afternoon, Zidane was reminded about Morata's comments and asked if he fears that other members of his current squad, such as Lucas Vázquez, Bale and Asensio, could feel the same way and start thinking about moving on. The Madrid coach gave his reply, stating that every game is important - there is no such thing as an unimportant game.
“They might think some games are more important than others, but they would be wrong to think that way. There are no insignificant games; there are situations in which you have to play within a team, a system which is different. All of the players want to play against PSG - more than in one of our matches against LaLiga sides who might be below us in the table. That might seem obvious, but if we start thinking that way, we'd be making a mistake. What matters is that a player feels important within the team. If you play 20, 30 or 40 games, then you have participated in winning the league, which is what Morata did last season. He needs to think about it differently, and look at it like he played a part in, and contributed to, the successes of the team”.