After a season to forget this campaign for the Premier League champions, Chelsea move into a season of transition next campaign with a number of things set to change at the club.
To start with, Italian national coach Antonio Conte was announced on Monday as the person to take charge of the club next season and there are many things the Italian will bring to the Premier League.
Conte will not be a part of Chelsea’s team until the end of the EURO16 in France where he will be coaching the Italian national team but that has not stopped Conte from reaching out to the Blues’ players.
It was reported by the DailyStar that Conte has already paid a visit to the club’s headquarters in Cobham earlier this week.
And one particular newbie at the club, Matt Miazga is evidently excited about the Italians arrival at the Bridge.
The 20-year moved to Chelsea from New York Red Bulls in January and made his first appearance for the club in the 4-0 victory against Aston Villa recently.
He showed some good presence of mind in the late minutes of the game and has made a good case for a regular spot in the starting XI.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Miazga revealed that he was thrilled to be a part of the Blues’ victory against Villa and said that he was hoping to establish himself as an important player at the Stamford Bridge.
“I was very happy to make my debut for Chelsea and was thrilled that I was able to be part of the three points and contribute, now I look forward to working hard in training to get more opportunities and establish myself as a player,” Miazga told The Telegraph.
He revealed that he got a number of texts and wishes on the eve of his debut in England and added that coaches from his previous team called him up to wish him the best.
He also said that his feet are planted firmly on the ground and that he has to continue his good performance to claim a place in the starting XI.
“Family and friends called me so that was great. [USA boss] Jurgen Klinsmann gave me a text and coaches from the Red Bulls academy also got in touch to congratulate me.”
“It was a great experience and I got my feet on the ground and I look forward to building on it,” he added.
In this interview, Miazga revealed that Antonio Conte made a visit to London to talk to the team and the staff as a whole. He also said that the players had a brief introduction to the manager and said that it was good to meet him.
“He came to the training ground and said hello to the players. It was brief introductions. He said hello to all the players, it was good to meet him,” Miazga said.
However, he acknowledged that Conte should still concentrate on Italy’s chances at the EUROs and that the whole team at the Bridge are looking forward to working with Conte.
“We’re very excited about the arrival of Antonio Conte and the prospect of him coming but he has to finish his job with the Italian federation and we have to finish this season,” he added.