New Chelsea signing Saul Niguez has described the kind of player he is during his first interview with the club – and some Blues fans on Twitter love his response.
Saul, 26, made the move to Stamford Bridge on this summer’s transfer deadline day earlier this week and is preparing to play in England for the first time in his career.
The left-footed Spaniard joins from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan that also includes an option to buy next summer.
He’s shown versatility to play in wide positions during his career, but is more commonly used as a central midfielder.
Saul was asked during his first interview as a Chelsea player what kind of midfielder he is. His response has gone down very well.
“I am a team player. I always play for the team. I could define myself as box-to-box midfield,” Saul said.
“I like joining the attack and score goals but also defending when needed. I think it’s really important for me in order to feel comfortable in the pitch and to deliver for Chelsea.”
Chelsea fans think Saul can add even more to midfield
A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media have immediately loved Saul’s comments about being an attack-minded midfielder that tries to contribute going forward.
N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are an amazing starting midfield duo for the Blues. Likewise, Mateo Kovacic slots in effortlessly and is in the kind of form right now where he deserves to start.
However, a lack of goals from the centre of the park is perhaps the only flaw you could highlight.
Saul’s an all-action central midfielder that can give that little extra spark when it comes to his forward passing, so having the option against lesser opponents looks vital.
Blues manager Thomas Tuchel has an even stronger squad after this summer window and has a lot to be thankful for.
Here are some Chelsea fans reacting to Saul’s answer about his best position:
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