Chelsea forward Mykhailo Mudryk has revealed he revels in the pressure that comes with signing for the Blues for a hefty price tag
Mykhailo Mudryk has so far failed to reach the heights his £88million January price tag promised. The winger is yet to build up any momentum at Stamford Bridge, and failed to register a single minute in three of Chelsea’s last four games before the international break, a spell which brought about three wins and one draw for Graham Potter’s side.
Mudryk has now spoken of the pressures that came with signing for Chelsea, particularly during a difficult time on the pitch for the club. When asked about whether he had a tough start to life at Chelsea, Mudryk told Sky Sports: “I can say yes, it’s a lot of pressure, but it’s not for the first time.
“I like this pressure because one day that guy who said I’m a loser, one day he will say I’m a winner. Time will tell.”
On the importance of his promising outing against the Foxes, he added: “Yeah, first assist, but first goal will come soon.” Mudryk has predominantly played as a winger during his relatively brief time at Chelsea, but was utilised as a centre-forward at the King Power Stadium.
Asked whether he would like to play more games as a striker rather than out on the wing, he replied: “It’s a good position. It’s easier when the ball comes to you by floor but it’s heavier when you receive the ball in the air. But it depends what kind of game we got here, for some games maybe it’s better for me to play nine, for some games it will be better for me, and for the team, to play on the side.”
“He helped me a lot. I like him so much. We often joke about Arsenal, Chelsea and what colour is London,” he said. “But I like this guy, he’s very funny, very kind guy. We spend some time with him and always in positive vibes.”
Asked what colour London is, Mudryk replied: “Blue.”