Chelsea new boy Benoit Badiashile has revealed he can’t wait to play alongside ‘legend’ Thiago Silva… while the £35m defender named Frank Lampard, John Terry and Didier Drogba as his favorite Blues icons
Benoit Badiashile has expressed his excitement at getting the chance to play alongside Thiago Silva at Chelsea.
The 21-year-old starlet joined the club from Monaco on a seven-and-a-half-year deal for £35million this week.
In his first interview since joining Chelsea, Badiashile toured the club’s training facilities and expressed his excitement at getting the chance to play alongside some of the squad’s established stars.
Benoit Badiashile has given his first interview since joining Chelsea from Monaco on a seven-and-a-half-year deal
“I know Wesley [Fofana] good He and I played together for the national team and I’m really happy to have him here.’ Badiashile told Chelseafc.com.
‘Then there are some big names in this dressing room like Thiago Silva, a legend. He’s a player I look up to and so I’m really happy to have the opportunity to play alongside him. Then N’Golo Kante, we all know what he brought to this club.’
The France international also paid tribute to some of the stars of the club’s all-conquering side of the mid-2000s.
‘I have followed the club for a long time and I admire the history of the club. It’s fun to play here. Chelsea is a great club with great players John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba are some of the players I used to watch when I was young.
Badiashile expressed his excitement at playing alongside the likes of N’Golo Kante(left) and Thiago Silva(right)
The defender also paid tribute to some of the club’s legends, naming Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba among his admirers.
‘It is a real pleasure to play at a club with such players in the changing room.’
Badiashile also offered his analysis of his playing style and explained that he is excited to work under Graham Potter at the Blues.
‘On the pitch, I am very composed with the ball. I like to carry the ball high, break the lines of play and keep possession.
‘A manager is someone who wants to keep possession and the team wants to move the ball up the pitch. I think it’s a philosophy that suits me and I’m very proud to work with him.’