Frank Lampard has told Chelsea fans to expect some really exciting and hard working football from Mateo Kovacic.
The Croatian midfielder made his move from Real Madrid to Chelsea last season on loan and after a mildly successful campaign, he has now made his move permanent. The player is not a natural goal scorer but offers so many other avenues in midfield, that Lampard could not help but praise the player.
Lampard told the media after the game: “I thought he was outstanding in the first half. I really liked Kovacic last season, I watched Chelsea a lot. I saw lots in his game I really liked and what I’ve found here on this tour from the first day he turned up is a hungry attitude, desire to work and an incredible talent on the ball and I want to work with him and help him improve.
“I think there’s so much talent there and I really like him. I’m really pleased, we know we’ve got numbers in midfield areas but I can’t help but be excited by some of the elements in his performance today and I think there’s even more to come.”