Chelsea forward Loic Remy has shown optimism ahead of the coming season, telling the club’s website that he feels ‘very well’ after his last campaign was hit with all manner of fitness and form issues.
The Frenchman started just three Premier League games for the Blues in 2015/16, scoring once off the bench against Leicester all the way back in December. However, he claimed this week that his pre-season preparations were progressing well.
He said: It’s good to be back and for me it’s very important that I don’t have any more injury problems this season. The preparation is very important for me, I feel really well so far but it’s a long time since I played.
“Last year was very difficult for me because I had a lot of injuries, but this is a new page now. I hope to stay free from injuries and to have a better season.
“I feel very good. The preparations are very different to what we did last season and the one before. With the new staff we have been working very hard and even though the result against Rapid Vienna was disappointing I think we will win the next game.
“All the players want to be involved in the new project, the commitment is there and there is no reason for us not to be ready for the first game of the season.”
He also praised new boss Antonio Conte, saying: “They are very intense sessions but at the same time you have to work on the basics. It’s very tactical which is good for us, because as players you need to have direction and know what to do with and without the ball.
“It’s been very tough but all the players are enjoying working with the new manager.”
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