Marcos Alonso makes Saul prediction for midfielder’s Chelsea stint
Saul Niguez’s Chelsea stint
Saul Niguez would join Chelsea on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day this summer.
The Spaniard looked to be a real coupe for the Blues, who were arguably a man short in central midfield – especially with N’Golo Kante’s persisting injury issues.
And, the experienced Saul looked like a great 4th man for Thomas Tuchel and co. However, Saul’s Chelsea stint did not get off to a great start, with the midfielder being subbed off after 45 minutes vs Aston Villa.
Saul has since been left on the bench for both of Chelsea’s Champions League clashes and their following three league games.
And, perhaps more concerningly, Tuchel has instead handed chances to the likes of Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek ahead of Saul, despite the pair’s Chelsea futures looking very bleak at the start of this season.
Alonso on Saul
Despite his struggles at Chelsea so far, though, Saul has been backed by his national team and club teammate, Marcos Alonso.
When asked about Saul’s start at Chelsea recently, Alonso would predict that the Atletico Madrid loanee will be very good for Chelsea:
“Well, he’s a newcomer.
“He’s in the adaptation phase, but he’s a great player and he’s going to be very good for us.”
Alonso also spoke very highly of Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel:
“With us, he was able to change the team very quickly and now he wants to continue improving us,’ said the left-back. We are very pleased with the coach since day one, and to have him around this season.
“I’ve had a lot of great coaches. At the end of the day everyone has their things. It is clear that he is a great coach, in the footballing and the personal aspects.
“He reads matches really well, we prepare really well under him. It is an advantage having a coach like that.”
Quotes via the Daily Mail.
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