Alvaro Morata may have suffered a hamstring injury, but the Chelsea striker proved he’s not letting the setback affect his personal life, as he posted a touching message for wife Alice Campello on Instagram.
Eres el regalo más grande que me ha dado la vida! Gracias por sostenerme,aconsejarme, ayudarme, amarme y sobre todo por ser mi mejor amiga, no existe una persona mas especial en el mundo que tu. Todas las personas que te conocen saben que eres increíble. Gracias mi amor por todo lo que haces por mi @alicecampello 🙌🏻❤️😁
The post, when translated, reads:
“You are the greatest gift that has given me life! Thank you for supporting me, advising me, helping me, loving me and above all for being my best friend, there is no one more special person in the world than you. Everyone who knows you knows you’re amazing. Thank you my love for everything you do for me”.
The duo had been dating for a while when they got engaged in December 2016 before tying the knot in picturesque Venice in June 2017.
Campello, is said to be a fashion model and designer and has quite the following on social media herself.
Morata, in an earlier post, boosted hopes of a speedy recovery from his hamstring injury as he revealed he was targeting to return for Chelsea’s next game after the international break, an October 14 fixture against fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace.
However, the fact that the Spanish federation revealed the 24-year-old has suffered a Grade II hamstring injury throws Morata’s participation for the home clash with the Eagles in major doubt.
Usually, a Grade II injury takes a period of six-eight weeks to heal, which would mean Morata would be looking at a mid-November return.
And without their record-signing, who has scored seven goals in nine appearances, the Blues will be hard-pressed to cope. For the capital club has difficult fixtures lined up in October, including a UEFA Champions League double-header against Serie A side Roma and a crunch Premier League clash with the in-form Manchester United.
In Morata’s absence, manager Antonio Conte will look to Michy Batshuayi to lead the line for Chelsea but with the Italian tactician unconvinced with the Belgian strieker, Eden Hazard may be utilised as a false-nine.