Former Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic has said that he is extremely happy with his new role under Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
The Croatian midfielder was brought in on loan by Maurizio Sarri last season from Real Madrid. With Chelsea facing a transfer ban and Kovacic the only possbile player for the club to sign, Chelsea made a permanent move for him this summer and it has so far worked out.
However, Kovacic who did not have such a great season last time out, has credited his improvement in form to Frank Lampard.
My game is to open spaces for other people,” Kovacic told the Chelsea website.
“It’s a big strength and I have felt I am trying it a lot more because we play a little bit different football to last year. Now we are more direct, more aggressive, we just try things we didn’t try last year. I feel better.
“I think my best position is in a midfield two.
“I can play as well in a midfield three, but in the two I feel maybe more comfortable with more freedom. But in the end the formation doesn’t matter too much.”