Mykhailo Mudryk has stated that he is not bothered by the pressure of his £89 million ($110m) price tag at Chelsea and plans to prove himself to those who doubt his abilities
Mykhailo Mudryk, who joined Chelsea for a fee of £89 million during the January transfer window, is aware of the high expectations that come with being a big-money signing and acknowledges the criticism he has received for his performances so far.
Mudryk admits playing for Chelsea is ‘a lot of pressure’
The Ukrainian forward has yet to score a goal and has only one assist in his seven appearances for the club. Despite this, he remains confident in his abilities and is determined to prove his worth and win over those who doubt him.
Mudryk has told Sky Sports when asked if he has found his start to life at Chelsea a little tough: “I can say yes, it’s a lot of pressure, but it’s not for the first time. I like this pressure because one day that guy who said I’m a loser, one day he will say I’m a winner. Time will tell.”
Mudryk joined Chelsea to play as a winger, but he acknowledges that his adaptability may be utilized as a striker since the team is still missing a productive central forward.
Mudryk added on operating as a No.9: “It’s a good position. It’s easier when the ball comes to you by floor but it’s heavier when you receive the ball in the air.
“But it depends what kind of game we got here, for some games maybe it’s better for me to play nine, for some games it will be better for me, and for the team, to play on the side.”
Chelsea, who have spent approximately £600m ($740m) on new players this season, are still in 10th place in the Premier League table. They will face Aston Villa in their next match on Saturday.