Mateo kovacic was a second half substitute as Chelsea defeated Arsenal 3-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
Kovacic joined Chelsea during the summer in a season-long loan deal, and the 24-year-old made his debut in our London derby game against the Gunners, as he replaced Ross Barkley on the hour mark.
An excited Kovacic posted on Twitter after the game: “My #debut in #LondonDerby ends with a win! #doesntgetmuchbetterthanthis #CHEARS”
Kovacic revealed he is thrilled to be working under Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and that he is playing for a manager and a club who want him.
“I am happy because of victory, the most important is that team played good,” Kovacic told Sport Klub TV.
“I feel fine, I miss rhythm but I just joined the team. I am working fine and improving.
“It was important for me after three years without continuity of play in Madrid, to find a team and coach that want me, and that happened in Chelsea.
“The club who wanted me and the coach that believes in me. That is what I need.
“Sarri knows me for a long time and I watched a lot of his matches. He loves to play; the team is great, with a lot of big players. I don’t expect it to be hard for me to adapt.”