Chelsea striker and Spain international Alvaro Morata has revealed a very difficult debut season at Chelsea and in the Premier League where he said he had to inject himself two to three times daily.
He described the pain as unbearable whilst insisting that people could not understand his pains after continual back problems.
“This has been a very difficult year for me and it has been the same for Chelsea,” Morata explained to Marca.
“I have had an extremely difficult year, torturous. But it started beautifully, I was scoring goals and everyone loved me, but now everything has changed.
“People talk to me on the street but they do not know what I have gone through, the only people who know are my wife and my family.
“I have wanted to keep playing, to keep scoring goals but I have not been able to and what I have experienced medically is very difficult.
“I had to go to Germany several times to receive a treatment in which they punctured me in the back and it hurt me a lot, but I had to return to training in London the next day.
“I could not perform and before playing against West Ham I was told I would be a father – but I could not move. I told the doctor to inject me, and since then everything has gone wrong.
“When you are injured, you are injured. Period. I have tried to keep playing, to keep going, but I cannot.
“I have learned so much from this year, from all the suffering. I have come home from matches and from training, and could not stand the pain.
“I could be eating or driving and all of a sudden I had searing pains in my back, in my buttocks. I would have to stop because of the sciatic nerve.
“It kept coming back, the pain would not go away and I had to inject my self two or three times a day.
“I would love to go to Russia this summer and we could still win a trophy this season with Chelsea, the FA Cup has a lot of value here.”