Some fans reacted in hilarious fashion to Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata being substituted on for Spain in their 3-2 defeat to England this evening.
Some fans couldn’t believe their eyes when Spain manager Luis Enrique decided to bring on misfiring frontman Alvaro Morata in a desperate attempt to claw back two goals against England.
Enrique’s plan to complete a comeback failed, the Spanish struggled to recover from their first-half defensive horror-show which saw England score three goals.
Morata has fallen out of favour with new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, who has instead opted to choose Olivier Giroud as the man to lead the Chelsea frontline this season.
Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid last summer for a then club-record fee of £60m according to BBC Sport.
Morata has failed to impress during his time at Stamford Bridge and there seems to be no way back into the first team for the 25-year-old.
So you can understand some fans’ surprise at the attacker being chosen as the man to spur on a late rescue for Spain.
Check out tweets in response to Morata being brought on from these fans below:
Spain need goals and they bring on Morata ?
— Brett. (@utdBrett) October 15, 2018
You want to score, so you brought on Ceballos and Morata. Lol.
— Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) October 15, 2018
Imagine Alvaro Morata coming on as a half time substitute for Spain and scoring a hattrick to rescue the match for the home side?
No, me neither.
— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) October 15, 2018
I hate seeing Morata play football ???
— Ugly Professor ? (@triumphantOG) October 15, 2018
When English Defenders saw Morata substitution pic.twitter.com/BTb8WRTRJF
— da 11th heir ?? ??? (@EquinoxXXL) October 15, 2018
Bringing on Alvaro Morata when you need to score goals. Luis Enrique is playing 4D chess right now.
— Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) October 15, 2018
When you're two goals down and Morata is what you have on the bench pic.twitter.com/P0OyvKpG99
— o/ (@Airhcam) October 15, 2018
The Spanish seeing Morata coming on? pic.twitter.com/ruVIVkjrEJ
— Taylor Lloyd (@Taylorlloyd269) October 15, 2018
Spain bringing Morata on in attempt to score goals lol has Enrique never watched football
— ³? (@hostiamendi) October 15, 2018
It’s all good lads Morata is coming on
— LT¹¹ ????? (@TrickyTorreira) October 15, 2018
MORATA LOOOL Spain have thrown in the towel
— ???? NO SAUDIS AT MY CLUB (@22CVR_reborn) October 15, 2018
Spain subbing Morata on when they need goals pic.twitter.com/fB3MJvUmDE
— ???? (@lfcadisa) October 15, 2018
Morata being substituted on for Spain was clearly seen as a way of accepting defeat.