Tiger Fight, September 24. Left-back Chilwell joined Chelsea from Leicester City this summer. The player revealed in a recent interview with coach Frank Lampard before the transfer.
This is a new challenge. I have left my comfort zone and it will make me improve. Chelsea is a great team, a great club, and I look forward to working hard here.
He (Lampard) communicated with me when I was still in Leicester City and he knew the whole situation very well. Tell me (joining Chelsea) this is good for my career development. If I come here and work hard, I can continue to improve because the football style suits me. He said that I can be the best or one of the best in the world in this position. This is what I want to achieve at Chelsea. I want to win the game and keep improving.
Personally, I want to be one of the best in the world at left back. I feel that with this team, we can win many honors in the next few years. Before the end of my career, I want to win all the trophies that can be won. I think I can do it at Chelsea.
I talked about this with Ziyesh yesterday. We all said that with the team’s current lineup, in the next few years, we should enter the cup finals and challenge the league championship every year. I think this is the two of us. The reason for coming here, everyone believes that the team can do it.
I looked at him, played in the same position as me, and was also an Englishman. At the same time, he is the best left-back in the history of the Premier League. He is a player I admire. For many years, I used to watch Ashley Cole's game, not specifically to learn from him, but often watched his game when I was young, and now I am at Chelsea, I really want to try to catch up with him.
He talked to me about where he lives, his family, and how it feels to play for Chelsea. When you just moved to a new club, it's helpful to know these.
My agent was the same person when he played football, so I asked if he could help me contact Ashley Cole, and then I received a call from the latter, saying that I could chat with him in the afternoon. To be honest, we didn’t even talk about football. He just wanted to know him, but he wanted to know how I’m adapting. The process is great.