Zouma has spoken: “This is what I think of Conte’s decision of not playing me in the first team”

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CHELSEA star Kurt Zouma says he’s behind Antonio Conte’s decision to delay his comeback.

The France international hasn’t played for Chelsea’s first team since suffering a knee ligament injury against Manchester United in February.

But Zouma is now back in training with the senior side and playing games for the Blues Under-23 team.

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And the 22-year-old has revealed he’s just delighted to be back in action.

“I am very pleased to play another 90 minutes. I need to play, keep going and to work because I was out for a long time,” said Zouma.

“I am very happy to play (for the Under-23s), I need game-time. I am used to being with the first team, but I am so lucky because I can play with the Under-23s and with a very good team.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Chelseas Kurt Zouma (centre) leads his team's celebration of their victory after a penalty shoot-out during the Checkatrade Trophy Southern Group C match between Chelsea U21 and Oxford United at Stamford Bridge on November 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Craig Mercer - CameraSport via Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Chelseas Kurt Zouma (centre) leads his team’s celebration of their victory after a penalty shoot-out during the Checkatrade Trophy Southern Group C match between Chelsea U21 and Oxford United at Stamford Bridge on November 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Craig Mercer – CameraSport via Getty Images)

“The skipper (Terry) is still there, he’s still sharp and in good form. He did well (against Southampton Under-23s). It’s very good to get some advice from him.”

Zouma played alongside John Terry, Cesc Fabregas and Michy Batshuayi against Southampton’s kids in a 3-2 victory on Monday.

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