Saturday Nov 28, 2020. 09:00
Senegal international Edouard Mendy has revealed the secret behind his excellent form between the sticks at English giants Chelsea.
The 28-year-old goalkeeper has kept seven clean sheets in 10 matches across all competitions after joining the Blues from French club Rennes in September 2020.
Mendy explained that the relationship between players and staff has helped him settled down quickly at the Premier League club.
“Everyone has done everything to help me integrate as smoothly as possible, the players, the staff, they have all helped me,” Mendy told the club website.
“I respond to that by devoting myself to being the best goalkeeper I can be on the pitch, by doing what I can every day in training and in matches. I will continue like that to keep trying to help the team.
“I have joined a very good club. I feel good in this team. I have got to know them and gained an affinity with them which helps during games.
“Of course with Kurt and Thiago they speak French which is good for me, but I can communicate well with the other players too and I am really enjoying it.”
Mendy returned to France on Tuesday where Chelsea defeat Rennes 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League clash and he had mixed feelings.
“Before the match I had a lot of emotions because I know the journey to the ground and then when I saw the stadium I had a wonderful feeling inside,” he continued.
“Then my thoughts turned to the principle feeling which was to win the match and secure qualification. That’s what we did. It was a difficult game, we knew it would be, but we showed great spirit to fight until the end.
“After the game it was great to see everyone who works around the stadium, the players and the staff and talk to them.”