Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has admitted to watching videos of Manchester United legend Paul Scholes to improve his game.
Kovacic joined Chelsea on loan this summer as part of the deal that took Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid.
Since moving to Stamford Bridge, Kovacic has formed an impressive midfield trio with N’Golo Kante and Jorginho, who also joined Chelsea this summer from Napoli.
“Every player has to be himself— but for me Scholes was one of the best ever,” Kovacic told The Sun.
“He was amazing. I still enjoy watching his videos on YouTube. Sometimes I go home and watch him to learn something new.
“He had everything, he was the modern midfielder — scoring goals, defending well, tackling. I don’t copy anybody but I do like to watch Scholes. I also watch other players to see what I can do better.
“Players like Luka Modric and Andres Iniesta, too.”
Scholes scored 155 goals in 718 appearances for Manchester United in a career that spanned 20 years and Kovacic admits that’s an area of his game he wants to improve.
Kovacic added: “That is the problem in my career, I have not scored enough — and it’s something I need to improve on.”