Kovacic said farewell to Madrid in 2018.
Now, he has revealed the reason behind his decision.
Chelsea has been doing well this season. They currently sit theird in the Premier League, a point ahead of the current champions, Manchester City, but eight behind the current leaders Liverpool. Many thought that with inexperienced Frank Lampard as the manager and a transfer ban, the Blues might collapse this season. However, they have proved their doubters wrong, so did Mateo Kovacic.
The 25-year-old Croatian midfielder re-joined the Blues last summer after spending last season on loan at Stamford Bridge. Despite the transfer ban, many Chelsea fans didn’t welcome the news with excitement, but Kovacic massively improved his game under Lampard.
Now the player has revealed that it is a lack of opportunities that forced him to leave Real Madrid for his current side ahead of the ongoing 2019-20 season. “That has also been a bit of a problem in my career. Everything happened too fast for me,” Kovacic was quoted on Chelsea’s official website.
“I had three great and difficult years in Real Madrid. I played, didn’t play, I didn’t get the continuity that I needed and what I have here now. I enjoyed it, I won three Champions Leagues at Real Madrid, but coming to Chelsea is the best moment of my career.
“It has been the most important switch for now and I’m really pleased with that. Of course, it’s better to have consistency in your position. To move around the pitch is not so good, when you are playing one year there, and another year there,” he explained.
‘Lampard is the perfect teacher.’ 👌@Mateo_Kova23 is learning from the best, and he couldn’t be happier!— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 18, 2019