Chelsea defender Malang Sarr says he has held positive talks with head coach Thomas Tuchel ahead of the new season.
Sarr has already returned to Chelsea after completing his loan with Porto last season. The 22-year-old joined the Blues from Nice back in August 2020 but was immediately sent on a season-long loan to Porto.
And now Sarr says he is ready to ‘help the team to the top’ following his return.
“It’s a pleasure to be here, starting to work, we are working very hard and very well so I’m happy. I have enjoyed being here,” the defender told Chelsea’s official website.
“I have spoken a little bit with the manager, he knows I speak French so we have been talking. I have a good feeling here; everybody is very good with me. I can feel everybody is ambitious here.”
“They want to work and they really want us to give the best every day, and that’s a good thing because that’s how I see things. I really want to work hard every day and try to improve in every aspect. I hope to join the team and help the team to the top.”
“They finished the season as Kings of Europe. I’m here to help and to let the team stay at the highest level, trying to bring all the good energy and my work to the team. I know the club is ambitious and I am ambitious as well, so it’s a perfect match.”
Sarr played six times across Porto’s Champions League campaign last term and the defender was satisfied with his performances in Europe’s premier competition, which Chelsea went on to win.
“To play in the Champions League was a goal of mine since I was a kid. It was great to have that opportunity, see the level and where I’m at.”
“I was happy to do pretty well, we were really solid defensively and that’s the main thing for me as a defender.”
The 21-year-old signed a five-year contract with the Blues last year.