New Chelsea signing Marc Cucurella has stated again how happy he is to have joined the team this summer.
After rising through the ranks at Barcelona, the Spanish left-back moved to Getafe before eventually transferring to Brighton and then Chelsea this summer in a £62 million deal.
He made his home debut against Tottenham in the team’s 2-2 tie, and he played admirably.
Cucurella, though, said that he is quite happy to share a pit tent with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel in a conversation with football.london.
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“Thomas saw me when I played in the Barcelona academy, then at Eibar and Getafe,” Cucurella told football.london. “I didn’t know this, but he told me on my first day. I was very surprised. It’s good for me because they saw me in different teams and this is good for me to take more opportunities here.
“I am very happy because when I arrived, I feel the group is very unified, with a good atmosphere. All the players are happy and this is good because I had never been in [a first-team squad] at a big club. I was maybe a little bit nervous in the first days. But I think the atmosphere was really good, just normal people.
“The quality of the players is so high, the training is really good. And after, in the games, like last Sunday [against Tottenham] I see all the players run. So if I fail, another player will help me. When the teammates help each other in the team, these are the teams that win trophies.”