Date published: Sunday 16th July 2017 11:37
New Chelsea signing Tiemoue Bakayoko says that he has joined the biggest club in England.
Speaking for the first time since signing a five-year contract at the club, Bakayoko also said that he was excited to play with N’Golo Kante.
“For me this is the biggest English club, and I hope to achieve great things here. I am very proud,” Bakayoko told Chelsea’s official website.
“Chelsea is a great club with a great history, and they are the champions of England.
“My wish was to be at the best English club there is today.
“I am very happy and proud for me, my family and the people who have been following me for a very long time.
“Now the work starts for all of us together to progress. I know that the Premier League is a very difficult championship, one of the most difficult in the world.
“It is very physical and I know you must be in fighting form to compete in this league.”
When asked about his football heroes, Bakayoko picked out Didier Drogba:
“Drogba has had a stellar career and he managed to do so many great things, first at Marseille and then here at Chelsea.
“He is definitely an example I wish to follow, be it the footballer or the person himself.
“He showed the whole world what he was and I saw that and admired it.”