Kovacic: “Chelsea and Sarri believe in me: this is what I needed”

Kovacic: “Chelsea and Sarri believe in me: this is what I needed”

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Speaking after his 30-minute appearance for Chelsea in last Saturday 3-2 win over Arsenal, Blues midfielder Mateo Kovacic told Sport Klub TV:

“I am happy because of victory, the most important is that team played good.

“I feel fine, I miss rhythm but I just joined the team. I am working fine and improving. It was important for me after three years without continuity of play in Madrid, to find a team and coach that want me, and that happened in Chelsea.

¬†“The club who wanted me and the coach that believes in me. That is what I need. Sarri knows me for a long time and I watched a lot of his matches. He loves to play, the team is great, with a lot of big players. I don’t expect it to be hard for me to adapt.”

Kovacic finished last season’s La Liga campaign with Real Madrid with an 88% dribble success rate, the best of any player to have attempted at least 30 dribbles.