Kovacic Reveals What He Wants To Learn From Lampard

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Chelsea signed Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid for £40million after the midfielder spent last season on loan at Stamford Bridge.

Kovacic signed a five-year deal with the Blues and is reportedly on £75,000-a-week wages.

Kovacic made 32 Premier League appearances last season but failed to register a single assist or goal and he has revealed that he’s looking to learn a lot from new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard who was a high scoring midfielder and is the club’s record scorer.

“I’m looking forward to working with him a lot,” Kovacic said.

“He was an amazing player and he showed last season that he is a good coach as well. I’m looking forward to learning how to score from him because he scored quite a lot and me not so much last season!

“I’m maybe not exactly the same type of midfielder as he was but he had some strong abilities, especially scoring goals. He was a hard worker so I’m looking forward to being better in this aspect, in working hard, fighting on the pitch and scoring goals.”

Kovacic won the Champions League with Real Madrid and also league titles Spain and Croatia as well as the runners-up World Cup medal last year, and he’s yearning for more silverware with Chelsea.

“We have two big games to start the season,” Kovacic said, referring to our league opener at Old Trafford and Super Cup in Istanbul against Liverpool, “but we’re players who like to play big games so it will be nice. I think the whole team and staff is motivated and that’s important now.

“I want to win a lot of games and a lot of trophies. The most important things in football are to enjoy yourself, play well and win trophies.”

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