Chelsea former striker Andriy Shevchenko has urged the Premier League club to be patient with Mykhailo Mudryk and wait to see how he performs in the long run.
Shevchenko, Mykhailo Mudryk transferred from Shakhtar Donetsk to Chelsea in January for a cost of £89 million. The 22-year-old Ukrainian winger has played in six Premier League games so far, contributing one assist but no goals.
Due to the stoppage of the Ukrainian football season brought on by the ongoing conflict with Russia and the winter break for the local league, Mudryk didn’t play any competitive football prior to joining Chelsea.
Mudryk was anticipated to get started right away after signing an eight and a half-year contract with Chelsea, but that was not the case. Under Graham Potter’s guidance, he has been having difficulty.
Mudryk will play for the Ukrainian team in the Sunday Euro 2024 qualifier against England despite that.
Andriy Shevchenko, the former head coach of the Ukrainian national team, claimed before the game that Mudryk’s choice to sign with Chelsea was positive for the young player’s career.
Shevchenko remarked that Chelsea had acquired a young, bright player for the future.
“He’s only getting started on the road to a successful football career.
“Coming to Chelsea was his righteous first step. He is a part of a large project. He is in capable hands.
“The club’s level of confidence in his abilities led to the decision to sign him at this time. He has a very lengthy contract, which is really unusual. Chelsea is making a commitment to their future.”
The Premier League often demands results today, but let’s see how he performs over the next eight years, he continued. Let’s see what he can accomplish over time. The club needs to be patient with him and have faith in his abilities.
When Chelsea acquired Shevchenko from AC Milan in 2006 for roughly £30 million, according to Naija News, they smashed their previous record for transfers. In his two seasons there, he scored 22 goals and assisted the team in capturing the 2007 League Cup.
“I wish I had came to Chelsea when Mudryk was his age.
“Immersing yourself in the local culture and learning the language so I can communicate with my teammates worked for me in Milan and London. That will facilitate his quicker acclimatization, which is crucial when moving to any nation in the world.”