Kurt Zouma has urged his Chelsea teammates to believe in Antonio Conte’s ways of coaching as the new manger prepares his team for the new season.
Conte’s arrival at the Bridge has been a breath of fresh air for Chelsea, especially for players such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has praised the Italian’s intense sessions.
Zouma spoke with Chelsea TV, discussing his thoughts on the new manager, who has the task of revitalising a Chelsea side that finished 10th in the league last season, missing out on European football on the whole.
Zouma told Chelsea TV: “He’s a very, very good manager. We saw him in the Euros and he did very, very well. The way he wants us to play is very good. We have to follow him. We have to be all together. He’s giving a lot of advice to everybody so that is very good. He’s so close to the players.”
Zouma will be raring to go after spending a large chunk of last season on the sidelines due to a nasty anterior cruciate ligament injury as Chelsea battled Manchester United to a 1-1 draw in February. The French centre back was therefore unable to represent his country at the European Championships this summer, in which France suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the final.
However, Zouma is due to be back in action in September, and is delighted to be back in the full swing of things, training with his team. Zouma said: “A new guy is born! I’m very happy because I was out for a while. My target is to be fully fit and to be back to play a lot of games. And I want the boys to win a lot of titles this year. We can do it and we have to do it.”