Chelsea officially completed the signing of Asmir Begovic from Stoke City as a replacement to Cech today.
Frankly, I am still amazed by Begovic’s decision to join us because the guy is just too good to be a backup. But, it also means he will keep Courtois on his toes which is exactly what we need as a team. Well, at least I wouldn’t have my heart in my mouth if the Belgian misses a big game as Begovic is certainly good enough to start for the club.
The Bosnian sat with Chelsea FC today for his first interview in the Blue shirt. Here are some excerpts:
“This is one of the best clubs in the world and it’s a dream for me to sign. Once I knew Chelsea were interested, and after speaking to Jose Mourinho at length, I knew this was where I wanted to be. It feels amazing and I’m absolutely thrilled.
He (Mourinho) explained what he expects, what the club expects and told me what it means to be part of Chelsea Football Club. I was very much attracted to the whole challenge, for me that was the biggest thing. He didn’t make any guarantees; it’s just about coming in here and working hard. I need to earn my place and show my qualities. I’m confident I can make an impact. Being part of a team that wins trophies is what it’s all about, I think that was the next step for me in my career and it’s certainly something the manager can help me with.”
Source – Chelseafc
It’s good to know that Mourinho made it pretty clear from the start that there are no guarantees. If you work hard, you earn your place in the side; that’s how the Portuguese works. With Begovic’s qualities; I am sure Courtois have to be at his very best to keep the Bosnian at the bench. Having a healthy competition never hurts, does it?
If you want to read the whole interview, visit Chelseafc.
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