Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has advised new Chelsea signing Mykhailo Mudryk not to allow his price tag to stifle his ability to express himself on the field.
Mudryk joined Chelsea from Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee of around €100million.
“He’s very confident. The price tag, I know from the outside it’s there but we players don’t make the prices,” he said.
“It’s a market and when you are in the market you have competition to get players so I don’t think it has to lie on his shoulders.
“He just has to express himself the way he has been doing. It’s great to see his energy and he will be a very important player.”
Azpilicueta believes it will not take long for the new arrival to get up to speed.
“I’ve seen a very focused lad with great determination, great ambition,” he added.
“It was his first game since November so, for him, it was like pre-season.
“He played 35 minutes at Anfield so it’s not the easiest debut and I think he did brilliant.
“He’s a player who can have that mix between playing good football with his feet and also running the space, you could see his speed.”