‘From hero to zero!’- Chelsea fans respond to what Alvaro Morata did for Spain at Euro 2020

Ex-Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata had a mixed performance as Spain were dumped out in the semi-final by Italy on penalties in Euro 2020.

Morata, 29, had initially rescued his national side from being knocked out in normal time.

A swift counter-attack and a one-two with Dani Olmo led to the 29-year-old equalising for Spain, scoring his third goal of the tournament.

The joy and relief that goal brought to Morata and the Spanish fans watching in Wembley and back home was huge, and it looked like a moment which could spur on Luis Enrique’s side to win the contest before the reality of penalty kicks came into mind.

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But as seen at Chelsea on many occasions, that one goal did not quite have the desired effect for the 29-year-old and his team.

And this was summed up when the striker nervously stepped up to take fourth Spanish penalty, and missed it to hand Chelsea midfielder Jorginho the chance to send Italy through to the final, which he duly took.

Unsurprisingly, this sparked a reaction from Chelsea fans, who were quick to respond to their former striker’s misfortune.

This is how a section of the fanbase reacted to seeing Morata miss the vital spot kick for Spain.

@CFCTitus said: “Enrique isn’t serious, why do you give Morata a pen, he is like the unluckiest dude ever.”

@RealBlueBloods tweeted: “I do feel for Alvaro Morata. I knew it wasn’t going in as soon as I saw his face. He’ll be so gutted now to have let his team and country down. Heads up Morata- without you there would be no extra time.

@cfcMode_2 stated: “Magnificent football drama yet again.
“And Chelsea fans know that you don’t let Morata take a penalty under pressure.
“But it’s probably worth letting Jorginho take the last one.”

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@OllyCFC joked: “Morata is gonna write one HELL of an autobiography when he retires.

@Bluenami02 said: “Morata went from hero to zero in just under an hour.”

@Emma8cfc sympathised: “That was so intense. Congratulations Italy and well done our Chelsea star Jorginho! Feel sorry for Morata though. Morata will always have a special place in my heart.”

The 29-year-old endured a difficult spell in west London after his £60million move from Real Madrid to Chelsea.

He spent only two seasons with the Blues, scoring 16 goals in 47 Premier League appearances over two seasons.

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