Redknapp:”Ivanovic’s injury could be a good thing for Chelsea”

Redknapp:”Ivanovic’s injury could be a good thing for Chelsea”

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Chelsea vice captain Branislav Ivanovic

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is convinced that Branislav Ivanovic injury is like a blessing for Chelsea. In his opinion, the Serbian must regain his confidence, which he lost after poor performances for the Blues this season. Ivanović injury should not be a big problem for Mourinho who has in the team the appropriate replacement – Baba Rahman.

Redknapp wrote at his column in Evening Standard:

”Branislav Ivanovic’s injury could be a good thing for Chelsea. A year ago, he was probably the best right-back in the Premier League but he has had one shocker after another for so long that it might do him some good to be out of the spotlight for a while.”

”Jose Mourinho will talk to him about his game and what is letting him down at the moment.”

”But there won’t be much he can say that Ivanovic doesn’t already know because he has been around long enough and won everything there is to win.”

”You can show him bits and pieces in video analysis, whether positionally he was poor or if he allowed someone to cut inside and get a shot off too easily but ultimately it is about confidence.”

”Ivanovic was a top defender and he’s only 31. He is not quite at an age yet where his body is in decline so confidence is probably the issue.”

”It is like anything in life, if you feel good about yourself you can do anything. Things come off for you. When you aren’t, you make more mistakes because you lack self-belief.”

”Maybe he can use this enforced break to analyse his game, rediscover his confidence and come back stronger.”