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Mateo Kovacic joined Chelsea on a season long loan deal during the summer after years of not being able to make it through the Real Madrid first team.

Kovacic has impressed so far for Chelsea, and has proven that he will be an important player for Maurizio Sarri, with his consistent level of performances so far.

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has admitted he is happy about Kovacic’s departure from Real Madrid to join Chelsea this summer.

“Mateo has made a very good decision by changing teams. He’s a player who needs minutes to develop while playing in many games. He will only be able to improve if he plays consistently,” said Dalic.

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