'He showed great character' – Conte impressed by Morata's return to scoring form

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Chelsea supervisor Antonio Conte hailed the “character” of Alvaro Morata to overcome his lengthy scoring drought within the FA Cup quarter-last win towards Leicester Metropolis.

Spain striker Morata broke the impasse with a nicely-taken end within the forty second minute as final season’s crushed finalists prevailed 2-1 in additional time.

It was his first objective in 2018, marking a profitable return to the beginning XI after being missed for the final three matches.

The 25-yr-previous got here shut to a second on a few events and gained reward for his all-round show.

“For Alvaro, it was necessary to rating however I’m happy for his efficiency,” Conte informed reporters.

“He showed great character and to be robust. I feel his objective can be essential for the longer term.”

Chelsea, who have been crushed by Arsenal within the 2017 decider, have been favourably drawn with Premier League strugglers Southampton within the semi-finals.

Conte, nevertheless, rejected the thought of being in an enviable place.

“I feel whenever you arrive at this level within the event it’s straightforward to contemplate it straightforward, however Manchester Metropolis misplaced to Wigan,” he stated.

“I feel that we have to be prepared to battle to attain the ultimate and will probably be essential for us. Southampton has the identical concept.

“Final season it was a pity to lose the ultimate and never rejoice the double. Our goal is to do our greatest. If we will attain the ultimate I would like to change the end result.”