Philip Cocu Backs Marco Van Ginkel To Play A Part For Chelsea This Season

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27 year old Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel has struggled with injuries since his move to Chelsea in 2013.

Van Ginkel is currently recovering from a serious knee injury and Philip Cocu, who worked with Van Ginkel during his time on loan at PSV, believes the 27 year old will be of help to Chelsea when fully fit.

“I have remained in contact with Marco,” Cocu, currently boss of Derby County, told The Athletic.

“We talk now and then. I spoke to him over the summer to see how he was progressing.

“He’s someone I have a lot of time for and respect so having had a difficult period, I think it’s important to offer any support possible.

“A fully-fit Marco van Ginkel can certainly play a part for Chelsea, in my opinion.

“What I think is important is that Marco is given time because he has been out injured for a while and it can take a player some time to get up to speed, and to the level they were at before.

“If he can get himself fully fit, I am sure he can be another option for Chelsea.”

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