Three reasons why ‘confident’ Noni Madueke believes he can help Chelsea win titles
Noni Madueke is hoping to continue the trend of Chelsea winning trophies following his January transfer to Stamford Bridge.
The 20-year-old arrived from PSV in a deal worth around £30 million on an initial seven-and-a-half-year contract.
Madueke made his Chelsea debut last Friday when he came on during the second half in their Premier League clash against Fulham which ended 0-0 at Stamford Bridge.
“Noni Madueke came on and did really well, so that’s a positive for us,” head coach Graham Potter said on the winger’s performance in the west London derby.
The England U21 international has explained what he hopes to offer the Chelsea side once he settles in and cements a place in Potter’s team.
He told the club’s 5th Stand App: “I’m gonna add dynamism and excitement to this side, and I will get the fans off their seats.
“I look to be free and take players on, beat players when dribbling, create and score goals.
“I’m very confident in my own ability and hopefully my goals and assists can contribute to team wins, because I wanna win. I want to win trophies. I want to win big matches, the lot. We are Chelsea.
“This project is so exciting, so get behind it, because we have no excuse not to win in the years to come.”
Madueke will be hoping to push on and collect more minutes when Chelsea head across the capital to face West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Chelsea are currently ninth and need to form a winning run to have any chance of finishing in the top four, which they are ten points off behind Newcastle United who occupy the final Champions League qualification spot.
“I’m confident with the potential that we have, with the ability that is in the group,” responded Potter, when asked about Chelsea’s top four chances last weekend.
“What we need to do now is gel the team. That’s the challenge. There’s a lot of football to play but at the same time I don’t want to waste too much time worrying about what we’re going to do in four months’ time, I want to focus on the next day, the next training session and the next game.”