Chelsea star backs himself to win Ballon d’Or

Chelsea star Mykhailo Mudryk has backed himself to win the Ballon d’Or one day.

“As for the Golden Ball, I don’t know how to rate this probability in percentage terms, but everything is real,” Mudryk said.

“No one expected me to win the Shakhtar player of the year award in 2021 and no one expected me to get the Golden Ball as well, but it might happen one day. This is one of my personal goals.”

Mudryk has also expressed his delight at joining Chelsea despite interest from Premier League rivals Arsenal.

“I’m very excited to be here and be part of the Chelsea project,” the 22-year-old attacker told Chelsea’s official website.

“This is a big club and I’m happy to be here. I want to try and help the team win titles, I want to try and improve my game and to always do my best for Chelsea.

“My career has always been focused on hard work and that is why I’m here. Hard work is a very strong thing for me and something I’ve always looked to do.

“Every match in the Premier League is very difficult but I really can’t wait to get started here.”