crazy ball – Kalidou Koulibaly asked for two to three months to adapt to Chelsea. The new defender also emphasized that he is not Antonio Rudiger.
After Antonio Rudiger opted to leave for Real Madrid this summer, the West London Premier League club have been linked with several quality centre-backs.
One name that continues to be reported is Kalidou Koulibaly. Sure enough, the Senegal international has officially joined Chelsea after being brought in by the Blues from Napoli. The 31-year-old footballer has a contract until June 2026.
Meanwhile, as long as it was reinforced by Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea’s back line was really solid. Was ignored by Frank Lampard but under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel managed to repay the trust helping the Premier League club win the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup.
As a result, Chelsea fans around the world are hoping that Kalidou Koulibaly can be his successor. That is, it can match the appearance of Rudiger. But in order not to get too much pressure, he does not want to be compared with the former AS Roma. Instead, he will show quality in his own way.
Koulibaly said, quoted from tribal football, that he admits that Rudiger is a good footballer at the back. He knows what the German national team players did with Chelsea.
Kalidou Koulibaly is also happy that Antonio Rudiger can join Real Madrid. However, he emphasized to the supporters that he does not want to replace his position. That is, he wants to prove it by his own individual abilities. However, he will still try to give his best for Chelsea.
French-born defenders have often been reported to leave in the past. A number of big clubs in Europe have been linked with Koulibaly and one of them is Barcelona.
Chelsea are also now looking for another quality centre-back, after Andreas Christensen also left Stamford Bridge. If his condition is fit, Kalidou Koulibaly can make his debut in official competition for the Blues on Saturday (6/8) evening WIB in the first match of the 2022/23 Premier League against Everton.
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