Romano: Chelsea’s £26m loanee Denis Zakaria “still positive”
Chelsea star Denis Zakaria is still positive on his Stamford Bridge experience and is optimistic as to what will happen at the end of his loan spell.
What’s the word?
That is according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, who took to Twitter to relay Zakaria’s message.
On his personal page, the Italian posted: “Denis Zakaria: ‘I’m still positive on my Chelsea experience, then I’ll see what will happen.’
“‘I still need to improve some things and show the coach what I can. When I get to play, I have to show that I am good. It hasn’t been enough so far, but I work hard’.”
A torrid turn
When 26-year-old Zakaria departed Turin for SW6, he would not have been expecting what has turned out to be a torrid turn in his otherwise ascending football career.
His move to Juve did not go well in itself, having made just 15 appearances for the side in around eight months.
His last minute loan-switch to Stamford Bridge was meant to be a new beginning, yet it has been far from that so far.
The Switzerland international has made just two appearances for the Blues, and although he scored in his debut against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League, he still finds himself fighting for minutes.
Zakaria made a second showing in the 2-0 defeat against Manchester City in the EFL Cup, but was still not given a Premier League run out in the following game against Newcastle United.
In fact, he is yet to feature in the Premier League, in what is a rather worrying revelation.
At this point, the midfielder can only stay positive and try his best to impress Graham Potter.
The £26million asset’s attitude is optimistic, despite this strange scenario that he finds himself in.
Here’s hoping that the second-half of the season is much more prosperous.