Fri 03 March 2023 | 15:05

Kalidou Koulibaly is not concerned by Chelsea's exit rumors

The centre-back left Naples after eight years in July to join Chelsea on a deal worth £33.8million (€40m), penning a four-year contract with the Blues. However, he's failed to establish himself in the Blues' starting squad.

Despite only starting one game under Graham Potter in their victory over Crystal Palace on January 15, Kalidou Koulibaly backs his under-fire boss. He told

The Sun

: “

Graham Potter is very good at communicating with everyone. And he doesn’t care if you cost £100million or £20m, he will treat you in the same way. That’s the mark of a great manager.

"It’s not a difficult season but I need time to adapt and I knew that. When I decided to come here I was well aware that it wouldn’t be easy. I have a three-year contract and I am calm. I have time to show everybody who I am."

The Senegalese defended Joao Felix and Mykhailo Mudryk, who came under a lot of criticism after their poor performances recently.

He said: “

Felix is known all over the world, he’s a great player, we all know that. Technically he’s very gifted and brings fluency to our game, which we crave.

“As for Mudryk, he’s very quick, technically on a one-v-one, he’s outstanding and can be a big help for us. But he is a player who needs the ball to make a difference and our job is to get it to him. Every player joining Chelsea needs time to adapt and Mudryk is no different. We’re not worried because we know he will lead us forward."



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source: The Sun

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