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.
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.
“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.