Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy as rapidly established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper at the membership after sealing a £22 million transfer to Stamford Bridge from Ligue 1 aspect Rennes. The Senegalese goalkeeper has usurped Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero between the sticks and appears set to grow to be a key participant for Chelsea in the coming years.
Mendy lavished reward on Chelsea technical director Petr Cech, whose shock inclusion in the Blues’ Premier League squad raised loads of eyebrows.
“It’s an absolute pleasure to be with him day by day, to work with him and significantly in coaching. It permits me to see how he works and analyze how he trains as properly. It’s a bonus for me being right here. In phrases of him taking part in, I believe we have three very aggressive goalkeepers right here already and that needs to be sufficient for us this season.“
“Everyone who is aware of and follows soccer might see there was a novel scenario right here regards to goalkeepers but it surely wasn’t one thing that had any role in my determination to come back to Chelsea. I used to be focusing on what the coach had instructed me about coming right here.”
“He, together with the remainder of the membership, reassured me that this might be the greatest place for me to proceed creating and assist the group. That’s what I’m persevering with to focus on.”
Chelsea goalkeeper lifts the lid on adaptation to the Premier League
Mendy additionally opened up on the distinction between the English recreation and what he skilled in France, with the Senegalese goalkeeper receiving plaudits for his ball-playing talents in his brief Chelsea profession up to now.
“The recreation in England isn’t the similar as the France championship so it is a chance to develop my recreation as properly”
“But the coach may be very clear by way of what he calls for from us from our distribution. It is up to me to take every second in a recreation because it comes – whether or not I play it brief or lengthy.”
“It’s about seeing the place the alternative lies. There are clear directions in coaching and match conditions however in the end if the ball involves my ft it’s up to me to make these calls.”
Chelsea have blown cold and warm in current weeks, however Mendy’s addition appears to be paying dividends already for the Blues.
The towering goalkeeper has already proven glimpses of his brilliance and appears set to play a pivotal role this season, as Frank Lampard and co put together to compete on all fronts.
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Published 24 Oct 2020, 12:09 IST