Just two months after Chelsea waka comot from Wembley stadium as FA Cup winners, the Blues will walk on to a pitch in Perth, Australia to play the first pre-season match of 2018-19.
Since they sack their former coach, Conte, there will be plenty of things to look forward to as their new coach wan show say em be the right man for the job.
Chelsea fans and players don kuku dey ginger to get a first glimpse of the club under Maurizio Sarri’s tutelage. Although the coach no too get time to prepare, veteran midfielder Cesc Fàbregas is quite excited for the fresh start in his 16th season of professional football.
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“It’s a new start for me and the players with a new manager. All of us go need to prove ourselves, we gats show am weytin we fit do, that you deserve to play, and we are very excited about it. E don tey wey I don dey ball, for 15 years now and when new manager show, you gats try to give your best to make sure em see your qualities and that you want to play. You need to show that every day and in every training. For everyone it’s an exciting time; we go start from zero and see what we can do. We wan win things and for us the preparation dey very important. Make we see if we fit get the result and if we can get the ideas of the coach soon and start strong.”
For Barca and Arsenal-bred Cesc, wey don play under Mourinho and Conte the last four seasons, I sure say na sweet heavenly music. For the Blues, it might be a novelty; for him, it is the opportunity to go back to his roots.
“Fantastic! It is a way of football that I believe in, na em I kuku like. I grow up with tiki-taka, in this quality of football wey em wan bring for Chelsea. I dey reason say the type of player like myself, we fit take a lot of advantages. We just have to train very hard, be united, be a team, and then anything wey em decide and how we play, we will need to figure it out on the pitch and try see weyda we fit win plenty trophies, which is the main thing. Of course, we wan play solid football, and we wan play games wey brain die, but we want to win as well so it’s an important season in front of us.”
For Napoli, Sarri former club, em no need star players to successfully implement em system. In fact, it could be argued he turned players such as Gonzalo Higuaín, Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne into great talents with the kind player development skills and systematic approach wey em use coach them.
For Chelsea, he will have the benefit of at least one world-class talent and na Eden Hazard … assuming that he stays of course. Fàbregas isn’t alone in hoping that to be the case.
“Make I no lie, I dey beg Hazard, yes. I think he is our best player. I feels say Chelsea need to dey keep their best players. We are a top club, we want to be a top team and we wan dey win things, you need your best players and Eden na one of them oooh!. He knows here that everyone loves him – the fans, the players…we need him. Em know for sure na.”
Em come add say;
“I sha no know weytin dey em mind but definitely from our point of view he is a very, very important player for us. Em be the kind player everybody dey like play with, especially me, and hopefully the club is to decide and Eden is to decide [his future] But for us em be our most important player and for sure we want make em stay.”
-Cesc Fàbregas; Source: Football.London