Denis Zakaria joined Chelsea on a season-long loan deal from Juventus in a transfer on the deadline day of the last summer transfer window.
Since moving to the Premier League, the Switzerland international has not made any appearances for his new club. While speaking to The Atheltic, he admitted that the qualities of players at Chelsea are better than those of Juventus, justifying why he hasn’t played a minute for the Blues.
The former Borussia Mönchengladbach midfield maestro said:
“I can say that here the quality of the players in training is one of the best I’ve seen. Of course, Juventus is also really good quality. But here, at Chelsea, I have to say it is really an amazing-quality team. Also, you improve yourself in every training (session). I came here to improve myself and that’s why I feel like it will be a good decision to come here.”
Highlighting that he would like to play games in England, Zakaria added:
“It is not easy to be on the bench. Like every player, I want to play. But yes, we have to train hard and prove ourselves. In the end, when you have a chance to play, you must prove yourself in that moment.”
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