Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has showered reward on new signing Mykhailo Mudryk, saying he has seen a really centered participant with nice dedication. The Ukranian winger made his Chelsea debut of their goalless draw in opposition to Liverpool at Anfield within the Premier League.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 23, 2023 23:26 IST
Azpilicueta says Mudryk may be very centered and impressive (AP)
By India Today Web Desk: Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has showered reward on new signing Mykhailo Mudryk, saying he has seen a really centered participant with nice dedication. The Ukranian winger made his Chelsea debut of their goalless draw in opposition to Liverpool at Anfield within the Premier League.
Speaking after the sport, Azpilicueta mentioned Mudryk did brilliantly in opposition to Liverpool, lauding his dedication and ambition.
“I’ve seen a very focused lad with great determination, great ambition. It was his first game since November so, for him, it was like pre-season, he played 35 minutes at Anfield so it’s not the easiest debut and I think he did brilliantly,” mentioned Azpilicueta.
The Chelsea skipper, who himself accomplished 500 video games for the Blues in opposition to Liverpool, mentioned Mudryk has an incredible reference to the followers as effectively, including that his velocity was on show for all to look at.
“He has a great connection with the fans as well. He’s a player who can have that mix between playing good football with his feet and also running into space. You could see his speed,” Azpilicueta added.
The Spanish defender mentioned Mudryk simply has to specific himself the best way he has been doing and he’ll turn into a vital participant for Chelsea.
“He just has to express himself the way he has been doing. It’s great to see his energy and he will be a very important player,” mentioned Azpilicueta.
Azpilicueta mentioned Chelsea can’t make excuses regardless of having 10-12 first-team gamers injured, including that they should adapt and transfer ahead.
“Of course, when you have, as we had, 10-12 players injured it makes it more difficult. And we are playing every few days so the time for recovery is different in a season that is unique with the World Cup in the middle and different loads on players. So we have to adapt and I think it’s important not to use that as an excuse and just move forward,” Azpilicueta added.
Chelsea are at present positioned tenth within the Premier League and can face rivals Fulham of their subsequent match on February 4.
Jan 23, 2023