Chelsea’s new aid Edward Mendy said in an interview with the team’s official website that he has been a fan of the Blues since he was a child and it is a great honor to come to Chelsea.
Mendy first said in an interview: "I'm very proud to join Chelsea. When a team like Chelsea is interested in you, it means you do well in every game. Everyone knows Chelsea. It is one of the largest clubs in the world. Everyone wants to play for this team, but not everyone has such a chance. It is an honor to have the opportunity to wear this jersey to defend the team."
Yes, I have been a Chelsea supporter since I was a kid. When I was 12 years old, I had the opportunity to go to Brighton with a team I used to play for. We watched a game and I thought English football was great. We walked into a store and I saw Chelsea's jersey. It was when Ranieri was the head coach in 2003. I bought this jersey, so I have always liked Chelsea.
Of course, many great African stars have played for this team. Drogba, Essien, Eto'o, Mikel, when you see these names, you want to continue this tradition. I am the first African goalkeeper to play for Chelsea, so this really makes me very proud, which is also a big responsibility.
I wait to watch the live broadcast every weekend. The Premier League is very intense and there will be many goals, just like last weekend! This is an attractive league, the stadium is great, and when the stadium is open to the fans, their enthusiasm is incredible.
My body is in good shape. Although I haven't played a game for a while, I still train in Rennes as usual. I also participated in an indoor competition in training recently, so I feel good.
When people discuss my story, I realize that my career path is real, which is incredible. It is often said that hard work always pays off, and it is true. I work very hard, I don't take anything for granted. I went to Marseille, then Reims, Rennes, and now Chelsea. This is a process of continuous improvement, and now I am ready to continue on this path.
I played against him twice, he beat me once, and I beat him once, so we were even! Now we wear the same jersey. He speaks fluent French, but we will communicate in English in the future. It is great to have a player like him in the team.
Yes, he called me during the transfer process to make me feel at ease. It's great to have people from the team come to communicate with me. It lets me know that the team really wants to sign me, and I really appreciate it.
I want to adapt to this league, continue the trend of improvement that I have maintained for many years, and win. In a team like Chelsea, you have to win.