Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has claimed new signing Michy Batshuayi is in “great condition” ahead the upcoming season.
Batshuayi recently signed for Chelsea, penning a five-year deal with the Blues, and recently joined up with his new side at their pre-season camp in Austria after being given a break due to his participation at Euro 2016.
The Belgian may have to battle with Chelsea’s Spanish striker Diego Costa for a starting position, but Antonio Conte is happy that Batshuayi has arrived at his new club in good physical condition, as well as displaying a willingness to listen to new tactical approaches.
“Michy Batshuayi has worked with us for two days, he’s in good condition and he’s working on the physical and tactical aspect,” he told the club’s official website, as quoted by the Evening Standard.
“I am very happy because I am finding the players with the right attitude and the right behaviour.”
Conte will take charge of his second game for Chelsea when his side take on RZ Pellets on Wednesday afternoon, but has continued to maintain that the players will need longer to adapt to his style of management, and that this season could be more about building a side rather than installing a quick fix to last seasons problems.
“It’s also important to have a bit of time for me to know the players and for the players to know me. In the Euros I had a finished team. Now we are building,” he explained.
“In this moment it’s normal I have a bit of difficulty with this change because with Chelsea we are beginning our season.”
Chelsea begin their Premier League with home fixture against West Ham as they look to improve on last seasons dismal league performance.