Premier League!! Star Boy Kovacic Reveals Who Made Him Join ChelseaChelsea midfielder, Mateo Kovacic has revealed how manager Maurizio Sarri influenced his decision to join the club this summer.
The midfielder signed a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid earlier in the month.
The 24-year-old Croatia star was left out of Chelsea’s opening game of the season against Huddersfield Town but played 30 minutes of the 3-2 victory over Arsenal at the weekend.
Kovacic said it was important to feel wanted by Sarri and to play under a manager who adopts an attacking style of football.
He told Sport Klub, “First of all it was important that after three years of inconsistency in playing time in Madrid I’ve got into a team that wants me and a coach that wants and trust me.
“That’s how Chelsea happened. That’s what I really need now, as I said earlier I’m feeling really good and I want to keep it that way.”
Asked about playing under the Italian manager, the Croat added, “Well yeah, he knows me for a long time.
“I’ve watched a lot of his games, he likes to play and that’s what matters in my opinion.
“The squad is phenomenal with many great players that’s why it wasn’t so hard to adapt quick.”
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