Everybody I have come across has only been impressed by Robert Kenedy so far in his short spell at Chelsea.
The Brazilian signed a contract with the Blues a few days ago and is already a full member of the squad instead of going out on zillion loans. Making his debut appearance against Crystal Palace a couple of weeks ago, the Brazilian was very, very impressive, direct, physical and a constant threat from the left-hand side.
Talking about Chelsea and Mourinho, Kenedy had the following to say in an interview with Sambafoot:
“(When [Mourinho] called me) in my mind he was just playing. Being in a big club like Chelsea is a childhood dream, playing with great players like Ramires, Oscar, Diego Costa, Willian… They received me very well.”
“I did my part, which was working hard in the pre-season. I showed how good I was. I think it all comes from you. If you want something, you have to go after it. That’s it. When I got the opportunity, I took advantage and got in the squad.”
“Brazilian players have a lot of quality. You have to work. It is about working and waiting for the opportunity. I have a year to work [before the 2016 Summer Olympics]. I have a lot to learn in Europe: tactical play, marking, speed. I think you can evolve more and keep learning day-to-day.”
“Mourinho is the best coach in the world. I have a lot to learn from him. I am very happy to know that he liked me. It helps me day-to-day and helps me in training every day that he supports me.”
Source – GloboEsporte
It’s very unusual for a 19-year-old to become a full squad member at Chelsea, that too under Mourinho. But, the Portuguese seems to have a lot of confidence in Kenedy and if he decides to reshuffle his squad before the Everton game, Kenedy could very well be in line to make his full debut at Goodison Park this weekend. Although, I highly doubt it!
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