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Noni Madueke sets sights on becoming Chelsea legend as he makes 2023/24 promise



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Noni Madueke has set his sights on becoming a Chelsea legend as he makes a promise for the 2023/24 season.

The England Under-21 star was not a key part of the Blues’ game plan for the majority of last season, but in the final weeks of the campaign he became a regular starter.

After completing a move from PSV Eindhoven in January for £30.5 million, the winger has plans to be a big success at Stamford Bridge and improve on his performances from last season.

Under new head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, the winger will be keen to make a good impression, he can begin to show off his in-game talent when Chelsea travel to the USA for their pre-season tour.

As reported by the Evening Standard, Madueke has stated that Chelsea will see the “real me” next season as he looks to play a vital and consistent role in the starting XI.

Reflecting on last season, Madueke said: “A lot of changes are out of the players’ hands, but you roll with punches.

“I guess when the club wants to do something a bit special, there’s bound to be changes. We’re trying to create a squad that can compete for the next 10 years.

“I definitely performed well, showed my ability, but next season you’ll see the real me.”

Looking ahead to the upcoming season, the youngster went on to say: “Next season, I want to contribute massively to Chelsea winning. That’s it. We’re all buzzing to come back in pre-season with the new manager, forget last year and bring Chelsea back to where they’re meant to be; fighting for titles.”

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He added: “If he can make me better, I’ll be a very good player. That’s exciting. I will never compromise the way I play — my game is already risky as it is. It’s about becoming as effective as I am skilful.

“Young players need a manager that can develop them further. You see Jude [Bellingham] made a move to Real Madrid at 19 years of age. It’s about how good you are. If you’re the best in your position, you play.”

While he is eager to perform in a blue shirt next season, Madueke’s current focus will be on succeeding at the European Under-21 Championship with England.

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On Thursday, the Young Lions got off to a perfect start with a 2-0 win against Czech Republic which saw Madueke put in a good display.

The 21-year-old is hopeful of winning the tournament, and believes if continues to get opportunities to play regularly for Chelsea next season, a senior team call-up could be on the cards.