"I am very happy at Chelsea and I want to show everyone that I will be back even stronger after my injury."
Kurt Zouma has revealed that he will miss the start of next season as he continues to battle back from the horrific knee injury he suffer...
Kurt Zouma has revealed that he will miss the start of next season as he continues to battle back from the horrific knee injury he suffered against Manchester United last February. However, he has said that he is determined to come back stronger!
Zouma had really developed his game since he came to Chelsea and had cemented his place in the team under Jose Mourinho with Gary Cahill the player forced to make way. The injury changed all that and we haven't seen him since.
With the new Manager coming in you would have to imagine that Zouma like everyone, is keen to impress Antonio Conte but will have to wait for his chance to do so as he explained:
"I am working hard every day, from 10am to 4pm I am working on the knee and on some cardio.
I won’t be ready for the start of the season, but the doctor is happy with my knee and I’m feeling good. I have to take care and not rush, so I will take my time.
I am very happy at Chelsea and I want to show everyone that I will be back even stronger after my injury."
At just 21 years of age, the injury came at such a wrong time for him as things were beginning to look really, really good for him however, I am sure that the new boss will be made well aware of his qualities and he will remain an important player here.
As with all the speculation, we have to wait and see how Antonio Conte will approach the new season and what decision he makes over our tactical approach. Will he come in and stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation we have become used to these past few years? Will he revert back to our tried and trusted 4-3-3 formation which serves the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid well now? Or will he come in and try and impose the impressive 3-5-2 formation he has implemented with Italy?
One thing is certain. Kurt Zouma has massive potential and could turn into one of the best defenders in Europe if he continues to develop his game as he has so far here. I am 100% certain Antonio Conte will utilise him as much as possible when he returns to full fitness.