MATEO KOVACIC reckons he can take his sport to the subsequent stage and obtain “nice issues” underneath Maurizio Sarri.
The Croatian midfielder has performed 281 senior video games and racked up 48 worldwide caps by the age of 24.
However the Actual Madrid loanee – who spent three seasons at Inter Milan – admits he has loads extra to be taught, with Sarri the person to show him.
Talking forward of the conflict with Cardiff, Kovacic informed the membership’s official programme: “I am right here in England and I am having fun with myself, however I am nonetheless bettering – not solely in soccer however in my private life as effectively.
“I like Sarri’s model, very fast passing and possession, very direct soccer – it is my model. However I nonetheless want to enhance quite a lot of issues and I feel I’ll do it underneath him.
“For me, I feel this staff is nice and we will do nice issues this season.”
Kovacic has shaped an excellent partnership with fellow new-boy Jorginho and two-time Premier League winner N’Golo Kante.
Kids like Ruben Loftus-Cheek – who suffered an unlucky harm on England obligation – and Welsh surprise Ethan Ampadu are ready within the wings.
However Kovacic is not going to hand over his beginning spot simply – insisting he is a perfect match for Sarri’s midfield.
He added: “I get pleasure from enjoying in a 3. It is all the time been my favorite factor and my finest aspect is on the left, so what I’m enjoying now at Chelsea is my finest place I feel.
“I hope I may give my finest right here, I’ve loved it from my first day in London. I benefit from the metropolis, I benefit from the coaching at Cobham and the video games have been wonderful.
“English soccer is actually quick, it goes up and down, the followers are wonderful, the stadiums are so good and the pitches are wonderful too.”