Tiemoue Bakayoko, the new signing made by Chelsea believes he has joined the “biggest club” in England.
Bakayoko has joined Chelsea on a 5-year-deal from Monaco for a fee understood to be £40m. And the France international says, “I’m very happy to be here.’’
“For me this is the biggest English club, and I hope to achieve great things here. I am very proud. Chelsea is a great club with a great history and they are the champions of England. My wish was to be at the best English club there is today.
“Now the work starts. I’m very impressed by the facilities. Everything is much bigger than I have known and it seems like the perfect place to play football.”
Bakayoko revealed he has met Antonio Conte and says, “We spoke a lot about tactics and training and he took the time to talk to me about my game and explain I must be serious-minded and work hard.’’
“I know the Premier League is a very difficult championship – one of the most difficult in the world. It is very physical and I know you must be in fighting form to compete in this league.
Asked about his football heroes, the central midfielder said, “Drogba has had a stellar career and he managed to do so many great things, first at Marseille and then here at Chelsea.”
He added, “He is definitely an example I wish to follow, be it the footballer or the person himself. Makelele helped me greatly. When he arrived at Monaco I wasn’t a very, very good player, but I had a lot of discussions with him, he gave me a lot of advice, and he allowed me to play my style of football more simply.”
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