Former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has rejoined the Blues from Benfica for £21 million.
Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic left Chelsea for Benfica three years ago after a lack of first team opportunities.
Matic is delighted to return to Stamford Bridge and is now eyeing to be a crucial part of the Chelsea squad and win trophies with the club.
The Serbian spoke of his delight after joining the Blues and told Chelsea’s official website: “First, I want to play and help the team to win the Premier League, and if it’s possible to play in and win the Champions League in the future”. He is cup tied from the Champions League this season.
Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho played a vital role in luring Matic back to West London from Portugal. The midfielder is now relishing the chance of playing under the Portuguese tactician.
“It’s exciting to work with him, he is the best coach in the world and I want to work with him for a long time. I am ready”, said Matic.
Matic has admitted that moving away from England and playing regular first team football has helped him play under pressure. He is now hoping to nail down a regular starting place in the Chelsea squad.
Matic can make his debut against Manchester United on Sunday when the two teams meet for a crucial Premier League match with kick off at 16:00 GMT.