“Have desire to be happy,” Alvaro Morata FIRES BACK at haters after they ‘mock’ him for picking up knee injury

The Spanish forward had a breakdown after picking up a knee injury against Sevilla.


“Have desire to be happy,” Alvaro Morata FIRES BACK at haters after they ‘mock’ him for picking up knee injury

Alvaro Morata called out people who mocked him after he got injured (Images via Instagram and X)

Alvaro Morata picked up an injury during Atletico de Madrid’s 1-0 loss against Sevilla on 11th February. As he fell to the ground, he held onto his knee and screamed in pain. He was taken off the field, while Memphis Depay replaced him. As he sat in the dugout, he burst into tears, fearing the injury was serious. 

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After scans on the knee, Atletico confirmed the Spaniard was out for 20 days. They confirmed the injury wasn’t as bad as it looked, especially with the recovery time mentioned. While many feared an ACL tear, Morata had suffered a bone contusion, and his internal lateral ligament was sprained. 

The striker went on Instagram after the report of his knee came out. He was grateful that his injury was not so serious and thanked fans for nice messages.

Morata also called out his haters, who celebrated and mocked him for his injury. He further added that he hoped they had the energy to be happy and to work hard. 

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Thank God, my knee injury is not serious. Thanks a lot for the nice messages. I also hope that people who send so many hate messages can have just as much desire to be happy and work hard. I’ll be at my best again soon.
Alvaro Morata on Instagram

Morata is expected to return for Atletico at the start of March. He will miss matches against Las Palmas, Almeria, and Real Betis in the League. He will also be unavailable for Atletico’s UCL Round of 16 first leg against Inter Milan but could return for the 2nd leg. He will also miss the 2nd leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final against Athletic Club Bilbao. 

Alvaro Morata’s season so far 

Alvaro Morata has had a great season so far, scoring 19 goals in 33 appearances. Thirteen of them have come in the La Liga, where he currently is the fourth-highest goal scorer. His season includes a brace against local rivals, Real Madrid and a hat trick against Girona. 

Alvaro Morata
Alvaro Morata celebrates his brace against Real Madrid (Image via beIN sports)

He is also the current joint top scorer of the Champions League, with five goals in six appearances. He has two braces, one against Feyenoord and one against Celtic. He is joint top scorer with Rasmus Hojlund, Antoine Griezmann, and Erling Haaland

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