Midfielder announces ‘he couldnt say no’ to Chelsea move!
Lesley Ugochukwu has opened up on his move to CHELSEA over the summer transfer window.
Ugochukwu had established himself in the midfield of a team that finished fourth in Ligue 1 last season, recording 35 appearances and 2000 minutes of football in all competitions, he is a lad that all the big clubs were interested in signing.
But the lure of Stamford Bridge proved too strong to say no after the Blues board made the decision that he would be signed, and now he has opened up about his decision to come to the Premier League at such a young age.
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‘Just look at all the trophies they’ve won and the legends that have passed through,’ Ugochukwu says.
‘I was attracted by what they wanted to do and what they saw in me. They say I can become a great midfielder, if I put in the work and everything goes well. It’s up to me to prove that I can have my place in the long term. I wanted to take this step. When a club of this stature comes in for you, it’s very difficult to refuse.
‘In any team, you are not sure you will play,’ he adds.
‘When I arrived at Chelsea, I knew where I was going. It’s up to you to prove yourself, to show that you deserve your place. Personally, I have never been afraid of competition. I have been learning with very good players like Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia, who is the same age as me. It’s up to me to go and get the most minutes.
‘What I am learning at CHELSEA, on a daily basis and during games, will allow me to strengthen myself and mature in my game. When you are young, you have to play, of course, but I feel ready to fight for earn my place.
‘I have great confidence in myself, in my qualities, in what I can do. I know that if I do things correctly, everything will go as planned. I have the trust of the club, of the staff, that’s what pushed me to say to myself: Go for it! If they came for you, it’s because you have the qualities.’
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