Maurizio Sarri has stated that Alvaro Morata can "restart" for Chelsea after a difficult spell.
The Spaniard has struggled in front of goal this season and missed a brilliant chance to put his side ahead against MOL Vidi when he blazed wide from close range in the Europa League match.
However, he secured victory for Chelsea with his first goal since August, and appeared emotional afterwards as he hugged teammate Willian.
Asked if Morata had cried after scoring, Sarri told Sky Sports: "I don't know, but if after a goal he wants to cry, I hope to see him cry very often.
"I'm really very happy for him. It's very important for him to score. I think it's very important for him to play a very good match. He played a very good match.
"It's very important for him to play for the team, like this evening. I think Alvaro can restart from this performance.
"He played very well, better than in the last period and so we can restart with this performance. Sometimes you can score, sometimes not, but the performance is important.
"For us he's a very important player. At the moment we have Alvaro and [Olivier] Giroud, but we have to play every three days for a long time, I think, I hope, and so he's a very important player for us, for our season. Both, Alvaro and Olivier."