Marc Cucurella has admitted he was very happy that Robert Sanchez and Moises Caicedo moved to Chelsea over the summer.
Caicedo and Sanchez were Cucurella’s teammates during his time at Brighton, so they know each other well, but aside from that, the trio are all Spanish-speaking footballers, so it makes it easier for them to bond and understand each other better.
“I am very happy they joined,” Cucurella told the official Chelsea website on Sanchez and Caicedo’s arrivals.
“I told them it’s an important club, they would feel very good here, that I am happy here, and that we would have a Spanish mafia!
“That we can speak as well with the manager in Spanish makes it easier to explain our mistakes or what we need to do on the pitch.
“We have a really good team, are very close inside and outside the pitch, and I think when these relationships are good then on the pitch we can play together.”