‘He has a great left foot’ – Denis Zakaria reveals the Chelsea player that has amazed him in training

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Denis Zakaria joined Chelsea from Juventus during the summer, and the 25-year-old midfielder has hailed the quality of players in the Chelsea squad.

The Swiss international picked Hakim Ziyech as the player that has amazed him the most this season.

Despite Ziyech’s struggles to get game time, Zakaria reveals how much he has impressed him in training.

Zakaria also heaped praise on injured Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.

“I never saw a left foot like it,” Zakaria said of Ziyech. “Oof, it’s crazy.

“Then there is N’Golo, he’s an amazing player. He’s a little bit back with the team now. We trained together. I can see the quality.

“N’Golo, I think, is an inspiration for every midfield player. What he does is incredible, amazing. And I’m really happy to have the chance to play with him also, to learn from him, and I will take every minute to be better with him.

“But every player is really amazing in this team. I can say that here the quality of the players in training is one of the best I’ve seen. Of course, Juventus is also really good quality.

“But here, at Chelsea, I have to say it is really an amazing-quality team. Also, you improve yourself in every training session. I came here to improve myself and that’s why I feel like it will be a good decision to come here.

“It is not easy to be on the bench. Like every player, I want to play. But yes, we have to train hard and prove ourselves. In the end, when you have a chance to play, you must prove yourself in that moment.”