Chelsea have continued to struggle since signing Enzo Fernandez, but he is optimistic their fortunes will soon change.
Enzo Fernandez is confident Chelsea “will get better with time” as he aims to win “anything and everything” in England.
Argentine World Cup winner Fernandez was the most expensive of several January signings for the Blues, who paid Benfica a Premier League record £106m (€121m) for the midfielder.
However, Chelsea have struggled since then, finding themselves 11th in the Premier League and Graham Potter becoming the second manager to be sacked at Stamford Bridge this season.
At least Potter has guided Chelsea to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with European glory now realistically the only route back into the competition next season.
Fernandez et al. must get past Real Madrid in the Round of 16, with the great Frank Lampard temporarily back at the helm.
Progressing behind the reigning champions in Madrid looks tough, but Fernandez is confident his new club will soon be back on track.
“Adaptation always takes time, getting to know new players,” he told UEFA.com.
“I was among 10 new players who came. It’s difficult with different languages, so it’s hard to connect with teammates at the beginning.”
“As time goes on, we get to know our teammates better and it will get better over time.
“Have I made a connection with Kai Havertz and Joao Felix? We have that connection off the pitch as well, but we have many good players.”
“All our forwards are class and have quality so they can all play at the highest level.
Despite Chelsea’s woes this season, Fernandez certainly has no regrets about his big move, leaving Benfica just seven months after signing from River Plate.
“One of the factors was that I liked the long-term project that the club was creating,” he explained.
“Also, I always dreamed of playing in the Premier League and Chelsea showed an interest in me even before the World Cup.
“I came to a big club that always fought for trophies and that won two Champions Leagues in a very short time. Now that I’m here, I realized how big this club really is.”
“And that’s what we wanted, what the club as a whole was going for. That was a big factor in that decision, apart from it being in a beautiful city like London. I thought everything through with the family.”
“If it is God’s will, everything will turn out well and I will try to win anything and everything.”
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