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