Chelsea star reveals plan to perform better this season

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Marc Cucurella has admitted he’s a happier player this season after getting far more minutes so far this term than he did in the 2022-23 campaign.

The left-back had to endure a difficult first season at Stamford Bridge, following his £60m transfer from Brighton last year.

Cucurella says he felt frustrated during those trying times, but he has learned to manage his emotions better, and that, perhaps is part of the reasons he’s playing better this term.

Speaking with Sky Sports, the Spaniard said: “I’m not happy with my first season, but I can learn a lot, especially in the bad moments.

“I can learn when I need to manage the head because that is so important in football. Before I came here, I always played and played well and never had problems like this.

“But here when I came, I didn’t play at my level, I’m a little bit frustrated and I can learn to manage this. Now I can show them that I’m very happy here and all the things I learnt last season, I can put here in this season.

“I think this season is better. I’m very good mentally and I think this is one of the important things because if you are good mentally and in your life, I think you can you can play better, you can help the team and you can enjoy this.”