The former Blues player is impressed by Thomas Tuchel’s team and especially mentioned the roles of these three players with opposite profiles.
Mason Mount continues to receive praise in recent months. Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola adding his voice to those who hail the efforts of a “complete player”. The 22-year-old is now a Champions League winner, having scored nine goals and provided eight assists this season with the Blues.
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“He has become a full player. He can attack, he can score, he can assist and defend. It is necessary in modern football. Before, if you could score goals, you could do it, but now, if you want to be successful you have to work so hard ” , thus analyzed Zola, in remarks granted to talkSPORT.
Havertz and Silva also decisive for the Blues
While Mason Mount has been a model of consistency and progression, Kai Havertz improved as his first season with Chelsea continued. The 21-year-old is starting to live up to the price spent to bring him in, with a winning goal against Manchester City. A liberating goal?
“Kai gave us a surprise the other day. No one ever doubted his qualities in terms of technique and intelligence. Maybe we thought he was not finding his good position on the pitch and didn’t affect the game as much. He proved people wrong because he performed so well for the team. This position suits him and suits Chelsea a lot. ” , explained Gianfranco Zola of the German international, who arrived last summer from Bayer Leverkusen.
Finally, the former club player wanted to mention Thiago Silva, an example for young people. “Thiago, I don’t know him personally, but I can see the way he behaves on the pitch and the way he plays, he must be very important for young people, in terms of example and conduct on the pitch “. A winning cocktail!