Chelsea new boy Michy Batshuayi is quickly settling in with his new teammates, as well as the club’s manager Antonio Conte.
The former Marseille striker made his Blues debut on Wednesday, coming on as a substitute in a friendly match against RZ Pellets on Wednesday. He was unfortunate not to get on the scoresheet as he did find the back of the net, yet had his goal ruled offside.
However, he scored twice in the following closed-door friendly against local Austrian side Atus Ferlach on Thursday, helping his new club to an 8-0 win.
Batshuayi sat down with Chelsea’s official website on Friday, and revealed that he was very happy to begin a new journey with the club. He also praised the attitude of the rest of the squad, adding that he was already improving under Conte.
“It’s been really, really good,” he said.. “Everyone in the group has made me feel at home, and everyone has helped me so much, the players and the backroom staff too. Even people who don’t speak French have tried for me. There is a great atmosphere here.
“I have a perfect relationship with the coach as well. I already feel like I am progressing a lot under him. I am still young, 22, and I am happy to have a great coach who will make me improve.
“Training has been very tactical and very physical, it’s been on another level. It’s been different to what I experienced before because you have to be 100 per cent concentrated in every session.
“‘Beforehand the coach told me to use what I had learned in training and put it into practice during the game. It went well I think.
“I was just a little bit tired because it had only been two days after I had started preparations for the season, but I feel I am progressing bit by bit so it’s no problem.
“I had a couple of chances on Wednesday and it was a bit of a shame not to score but that changed yesterday, so all good!”
The player doesn’t speak much English so far, but he reckons it will only take him a few months to learn the language.
“Six or seven months, no problem!” he said with a laugh.