Mendy: I’ve had a good relationship with Kepa since he joined us and I’m not surprised he’s playing well

2022-07-07 0 By

Chelsea will host Lille in the 2021-22 Champions League quarter-final first leg on Sunday, February 23 at 4:00am.Before the match, Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy appeared at a press conference with coach Tuchel and mendy talked about the situation with the Blues.He says he has had a good relationship with Kepa since joining.Was it an incredible season at Chelsea?Mendy: “A lot of good things have happened and I’m very happy and very proud of my success with the national team and Chelsea.I don’t have time to celebrate because we have so many important games in the next few weeks, so I just focus on the next game and at the end of the season I will have time to celebrate.”Could this be the week that defines the season?Mendy: “It’s been a big week, but like I said, when you play for Chelsea you experience times like this, including finals and big games.We are just focused on ourselves and how we can do well this season.We kept our focus, we didn’t have to try anything new, we just had to keep it up and continue to rely on our own hard work and get into the game.”Will this be an easy game for Chelsea?Mendy: “When you get to this stage of the Champions League, there are no easy games.Lille finished first in their group and I think that reflects their performance against Sevilla and Red Bull Salzburg, who have always been very good, so it will not be an easy match.”Lille are a good team and they have struggled a bit in the league this season, but it is always difficult to be champions.They have been fantastic in the Champions League this season and they will do everything to make it difficult for us and they will try to get a result.How much does fatigue matter?When I wasn’t with the team, the manager gave the players a few days off to try to get rid of the pressure and get a fresh mentality.You can see our results. I think it’s working.”How’s it going with Kepa?Mendy: “The relationship with Kepa has been great since I joined, we have a great relationship on and off the pitch.When I went to the Africa Cup of Nations kepa was doing really well but it didn’t surprise me because every day I saw what he was doing and I was very happy for him and he deserved it.When you play for Chelsea there is competition for every position so you have to give your best to get the chance.What is the message to young goalkeepers?Mary MENDY: “Keep working and be confident in your work and believe in yourself and when you get an opportunity to show what you can do, take it and stick with it.Every day you have to try to get better and being able to find the right club is a good start, but getting better every day is the hardest thing.”(Ma Dongyu)