Alvaro Morata didn’t find his first season at Chelsea particularly easy.
The Spanish striker, a £70 million signing in the summer of 2017, scored just three goals between December 30 and the end of the campaign.
It was enough for Spain to exclude him from their World Cup squad - and to prompt Morata to seek the help of a psychologist.
“I realised that I needed help,” the 26-year-old told Spanish newspaper ABC earlier this month.
“At first, I was a bit embarrassed to talk to the psychologist and tell him all my problems and with the help of everyone I have managed to recover happiness in football.”
Morata considered leaving Chelsea in the summer but he insists he is now “happier than ever” at Stamford Bridge.
And Didier Drogba is so pleased for him.
Drogba's reacts to Morata help
The Ivorian knows what it’s like to be the main striker at Chelsea - and the pressure that comes with that responsibility.
Drogba has expressed his delight that Morata is scoring again - he’s scored five goals in eight Premier League starts - and considers him a great striker.
“It's definitely not easy. It happens to everyone to go through difficult moments,” Drogba, who recently announced his retirement, told Goal.
“What mostly gets you through that period is the support of the fans. And Chelsea fans have been great to him, giving him all the support.
"Everyone, including me, was very happy when he started scoring again. He's a really nice guy, and most importantly a great striker.
“You don't play for Juventus and Real Madrid if you're good enough, and I think he's great.”
Support from a Chelsea legend will only help Morata, who has also been recalled to the Spain squad.
Morata showed what he can do during the early stages of his Chelsea career, scoring seven goals in his first seven matches.
Hopefully, with the help of the psychologist, he can return to that level.News Now - Sport News