Chelsea star sends message to two departed Chelsea players

Malang Sarr
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The Chelsea team have flown to the US for pre-season games, as preparations are in top gear for the new season.

The team had resumed training last week before jetting to the US for upcoming games.

Chelsea defender Malang Sarr has admitted he enjoyed his holidays, and is also pleased with the start of the pre-season.

He told the club’s website: “It is really good to be back to see the guys and the staff.

“I had a good summer, spending the first three weeks with my family as it had been a long time since I had been able to sit down and spend real proper time when I have not been rushing anywhere.

“Then I spent a few weeks for me as well, working and relaxing so I’m able to come back and be ready for the new season.

“We started to train Saturday morning, a session in the morning and a bit of work in the gym before we trained again on Sunday,’ he reports. ‘We had cardiac and blood tests.

“The manager came back on Monday and we started to train a bit harder in the morning. We do the physical work and fitness work but we still do ball play, position games and technical work which is really good for us. Little games with small goals, just to bring the intensity with the ball into it.”

Malang Sarr also said farewell to the departed duo of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, who left Chelsea for Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.

“I wish them all the best because they are great guys, great team-mates, and we will miss them for sure,” he added.

“We’re still waiting for some other players to return on Saturday because they’ve been in national tournaments. We need to prepare for the season because it’s going to be a tough one, and we need everyone that’s here with us to get ready to make it a great season.”