Former Chelsea player admits he was wrong for judging Chelsea £88.5m signing in a bad way; He was better than I thought.
According to Sky Sports, Mudryk joined Chelsea for £88.5m from Shakhtar Donetsk in January as they pipped Arsenal to the signing. But he has hardly hit the ground running.
At the time, Poyet admits that he thought it was an outstanding signing and he would come in and make a difference right away. But that obviously was not to be.
In words picked up by The Metro, Poyet said: ‘Last year I made a mistake, and I’m not afraid of saying it. When Chelsea signed Mykhailo Mudryk, I thought it was outstanding,
‘I thought, “wow, what an unbelievable player!” Then I remembered what happened to me and loads of other foreign players when they first move to England – everyone is different and we all need different amounts of time to adapt to football.
‘We think we are good enough and say, “tomorrow I will play and be the best player on the pitch”, but football is different and life is different – we all adapt in our own times.
‘I think new players and foreign players – including myself when I played – they need to be careful, because I know what can happen to all of them.’