What Mateo Kovacic said after scoring his first Chelsea goal

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Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic finally scored for the Blues in the 2-2 draw against Valencia on Wednesday night.

Kovacic had played 122 games without scoring a goal. He scored his last goal while at Real Madrid in a 3-0 win over Real Sociedad on January 29, 2017.

After the game against Valencia, Kovacic took to Twitter to share his thoughts on his first Chelsea goal.

He said: “And I almost gave up on the ‘goal thing’.

“Happy to score and help the team win a valuable point.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed he told Kovacic to add goals to his game before the midfielder’s goal against Valencia.

“We’ve had a lot of jokes between me and him and the whole squad and him because he’s a player of such quality that should score more goals,” Lampard said in his post-match press conference.

“It’s a project for me, for him and the whole staff to get him more goals and he could have scored two today.

“I’m delighted for him and I hope that’s the start of something new.”

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