'In awe': Summer signing says he's been blown away by two Chelsea teammates in training already
Marcus Bettinelli revealed how he had been astounded by the levels of N’Golo Kante and Jorginho in Chelsea training.
Speaking to The Athletic, Bettinelli confessed his amazement at the quality demonstrated by his two colleagues on the Cobham pitches.
Jorginho and Kante are certainly classy customers when they step onto the field of play.
The pair are always so assured in possession and extremely smart out of it.
Between them and Mateo Kovacic, Chelsea have arguably the finest central midfield combination in Europe.
Fans are treated to their class every single week; just imagine what it’s like working with them every single day.
For Bettinelli, this is a definite reality, following his move from Fulham to Stamford Bridge over the summer.
“I don’t think I’ve seen Jorginho or N’Golo Kante give the ball away in training yet,” said the backup goalkeeper.
“If you were to ask who I’ve been most in awe of, it would be those two. They just never seem to be flustered; them and Thiago Silva.
“The game is going at 100mph and it’s like they’re playing Sunday League in the park, having a kickabout with their mates. They’re just always so calm, so intelligent.
“N’Golo just has eyes in the back of his head. I don’t know how he does it. Jorginho is the same.
“Actually, I can’t exclude Mateo Kovacic out of it because he has that knack too.”
In pressurised situations, Chelsea require players with composure.
Kovacic, Kante and Jorginho never appear ruffled by the expectation or situation.
Hence why they work so well as a trio, or more relevantly, a duo in Thomas Tuchel’s preferred formation.
Their serenity relaxes the entire side.
A calmness that does now run throughout the whole squad.
Edouard Mendy installs tranquillity into his defenders, who themselves are often cool as a cucumber.
Antonio Rudiger has been prone to flashes of recklessness, yet that’s all part of the German’s entertainment package.
Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen and Trevoh Chalobah are all highly stable.
Mason Mount generally remains steady throughout 90 minutes.
The list goes on, but the picture is pretty clear; Chelsea are relaxed under Thomas Tuchel.