Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic believes that the reason why he provided so many assists this season is the superb finishing qualities of his teammates.
“I don’t think I am playing more offensively, – Matic said – In some moments of the game I can try to go forward if I see that behind me everything is covered, and maybe this has been happening more”.
“I have some assists, but this is a game where you can only get an assist if your team-mate scores and to be honest I am just lucky, as it is my team-mates who have been scoring a lot of goals”.
Chelsea got 5 wins in a row without conceding any goal since Antonio Conte switched the system to a 3-4-3 formation.
“The coach changed the system, we played three at the back, but I think more than tactics it is how you work on the pitch, – Matic revealed – When you give your best, you are concentrating and you know what the coach wants from you, it is easier to understand and do the things he wants”.
“My job is more or less the same in the new system, but when I have the ball I think there are more options to play. I wouldn’t like to say it is easier because every game is hard, but I feel better.”