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Noni Madueke makes Mauricio Pochettino claim as Chelsea told to expect ‘real me’



Noni Madueke is looking forward to working under new boss Mauricio Pochettino and tells Chelsea to expect the “real me” next season.

The 21-year-old completed a transfer from PSV Eindhoven for £30.5 million to west London midway through last season, signing a seven-and-a-half year contract.

While he has only made 12 appearances for the Blues, he put in some impressive performances at the back end of the season and scored his first goal in a Chelsea shirt against Arsenal in the Premier League.

Under the management of Frank Lampard he became a dependable asset down the wing, he started five of the last six games of the campaign.

Madueke has carried the momentum he gained from the end of the club season into the international level. He is representing England in the European Under 21 Championship and displayed his talent in their opening game win against the Czech Republic.

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New head coach at Chelsea, Pochettino, will likely be keeping his eyes on the youngster throughout this competition as he figures out his plans for the upcoming season.

As reported by the Evening Standard, Madueke is looking forward to working under the former Tottenham Hotpsur and Paris Saint-Germain boss.

The talented winger believes he can play a key role at Chelsea under the Argentine, he said: “Next season you’ll see the real me. 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.”

Continuing to talk about the 51-year-old, Madueke 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.

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“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.”