Zouma: “I am very proud to be at Chelsea”

Zouma: “I am very proud to be at Chelsea”

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Kurt Zouma © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has said that he is happy with his progress over the past year in an interview with the Chelsea newsletter. 

The French defender was a key part of the title-winning team that lifted the Premier League trophy last season and has continued to put in some impressive performances for the Blues this term.

And the former St. Etienne defender has said that he is very happy with the current situation:

“I am very proud to be at Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world,” Zouma said.

“I’m very happy and feel I have improved a lot. In 2015 I had a lot of chances to play, played in some big games and won two titles, so I am happy with the year on a personal level.”

There were a number of high points for the likeable Frenchman over the course of last year, including a brilliant defensive midfield performance in the Capital One Cup Final, but when asked to choose his standout moment, Zouma opted for a decisive contribution against another team from the capital.

“The highlight I think was the London derby at home against Arsenal this season, when I scored my first league goal for the club and one of the best in my career so far for sure,” he said.

“I celebrated the goal in a big way because we weren’t good in the table but we were desperate to win the game and I was very, very proud.”

With Zouma’s native France hosting Euro 2016 in the summer, he has said that he hopes his displays for the Blues between now and the end of the campaign will earn him a call-up to the national squad:

“It’s a big year for me personally, there are the Euros in France and of course I want to be there in the squad so I have to keep working hard with Chelsea, improving myself in training and playing games. 

“The tournament is at home in France, we want to win and be a very strong team, just like we do with Chelsea. There are many more matches to win in 2016 and the new year has started well.

“Let’s keep it up.”