New Chelsea coach revealed his plans for Mudryk
Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino has promised to build a new strategy at the club for Mykhailo Mudryk to reach his full potential. The 22-year-old Ukraine midfielder, who moved from Shakhtar Donetsk for a record €100m, will arrive at the London club's first training camp on July 10, a week after appearing at the European Youth Championships.
Mykhailo took part in only two games at Euro-2023 due to injury, but managed to score three assists. Mudryk was one of the best players in the quarterfinals against France.
"It's important to spend time talking. I'll meet with him before he gets to preseason. I really want to see him, get to know him and then develop the best strategy to help him get to the level that Chelsea expects. We need to create a platform for the players to feel comfortable, to create space for them to perform well and progress," The Guardian quoted the 51-year-old Argentine.
Last season Chelsea finished 12th, but the specialist is not sure it was solely the players' fault. Four specialists, Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter, Bruno and Frank Lampard, led the team during the season.
"We need to understand why the players are not performing the way we expect them to. It's only when it's clear that we can't give them excuses. We have to start over in and say, "Let's make it about you now, show me that you're ready to play for this club".
At the end of last season, it became known that Pochettino plans to significantly unload the payroll by kicking out 15 players.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Mudryk receives 97,000 pounds per week or just over 4.5 million UAH.