New Chelsea signing Kalidou Koulibaly has admitted he has discovered life within the Premier League onerous to regulate to however has vowed to win again his beginning spot in Graham Potter’s squad.
A £40m arrival in the summertime, Koulibaly was an everyday below former boss Thomas Tuchel however endured some combined performances earlier than being benched in Potter’s first recreation in cost, with the brand new supervisor choosing a again three of Marc Cucurella, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Talking to Le Quotidien, Koulibaly confused he has no points with Potter and acknowledged that he’s but to succeed in his finest at Stamford Bridge.
“The brand new coach got here with some good concepts,” Koulibaly stated. “He’s an actual coach. He did some good issues with Brighton. Now he’s Chelsea supervisor.
“He has tips, expectations. It’s as much as me to be affected person, it’s as much as me to indicate that I should play, to indicate in coaching that the coach can belief me. There shall be no downside.
“We’re additionally within the first weeks, it’s regular for the coach to depend on gamers who’re used to the logo of Chelsea and who’ve been there for a really very long time.
After I’m at 100%, there shall be no issues. I’ll play once more.”
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Koulibaly additionally mirrored on his resolution to hitch Chelsea after eight years with Napoli.
“You recognize, it’s a life selection,” he stated. “I needed to alter golf equipment. I felt like I’d given every thing to Napoli. There got here a degree the place I needed to alter life, problem myself and throw myself into a brand new problem.
“Chelsea arrived and it didn’t take lengthy for me to decide on. They’re one of many 5 finest golf equipment on this planet, with an excellent historical past; a workforce that’s used to profitable. I’ll by no means cease thanking [Napoli] for what they gave me. Now, I felt it was time to find one thing else.
“Signing with Chelsea was an excellent factor for me. I’m very completely satisfied to be there. It was a bit powerful at first, as a result of I needed to transfer eight years of my life to London. It’s one thing that’s fairly onerous.
“The necessity to discover a college, get used to the London life. I arrived in London, the place I discovered my home, the varsity for my children. I’ve discovered my bearings, so I’m very completely satisfied.”