I’m a Dinamo Zagreb fan – Chelsea player admits

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Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic started out in the Dinamo Zagreb academy before playing for their senior team.

The Croatia international would then sign for Inter Milan, Real Madrid and then Chelsea.

Kovacic is now set for a return to his former side, ahead of Chelsea’s visit to Zagreb for the Champions League group game.

Kovacic has revealed that he’s a fan of Dinamo Zagreb.

“It’s really nice to be here,” the Croatian midfielder said.

“It is a really good feeling to be in Zagreb, see the people I haven’t seen in a long time. I have only now realised how much of a long time it has been.

“I am looking forward to the match tomorrow in a full stadium. I am a Dinamo fan. If it was the other way around, I would have given my best for Dinamo.

“I have very many family and friends coming here but I have been able to get tickets for them.”