January 21 In the game that ended today, Chelsea and Liverpool shook hands 0-0
After the game, Chelsea coach Porter held a press conference and talked about his views on the game.
Can Mudrick start this game?
No, he hasn’t played since November, so starting him is a risky thing.
We’ll pick him up when the time is right.
Are you happy with what you see?
Yes, he’s brilliant, he’s only been with us for a few days, he’s going to get better, the more he trains with us, the better we get to know him and the better he gets to know
What’s your long-term view on Mudrick?
He had two training sessions with us, and based on what we saw at Shakhtar, we saw what he was capable of.
He’s a threat in one-on-one situations and can do the same in the final third.
He can attract fans.
Mudrick also knows how to score goals.
Our task is to adapt him to the team, to the country and the league, to understand us better.
How positive is the influence of Felix and Mudrick?
They are top players.
Sometimes as coaches we can think we’ve turned these players into top players, but they are top players.
Felix and Mudrick, they know the game and football.
And then it’s about helping them, fine-tuning little by little, the more we can get them into a better shape, the better for us and for them.
These signals are positive.
Do you think the second half of the season will be exciting?
Do you think the team can still fight for the top four?
Instead of worrying about what’s going to happen in four or five months, we can focus on training the next day and the next game.
Liverpool have also been affected, but if you look at how many players we have out for a long time, it’s already in double digits.
So this will affect any team in the Premier League.
We also have to understand the transitions we’ve been through and the implications of all of that.
I think the way the team has come together in a time when there’s a lot of criticism, noise, pressure, we’re going to stay together and keep trying to improve.
Then you see, some injured players come back, we sign some players, make the team more dynamic, and then there is more competition in the team.
That’s what you need at Chelsea.
Are you excited?
I think you have to be excited all the time, even though sometimes you have to take damage.
We had to because I had to answer questions about status when there were 10 injured players on the sidelines.
It’s not that I didn’t choose them, they just didn’t have a chance.
But you always have to be excited.
Even though Klopp has been suffering, I’m sure he’ll say he’s excited to work for Liverpool.
These are the best opportunities in football.
What you expect from Marduk
Now I can talk about him because he is a Chelsea player.
He’s an exciting player and brings us a left-footed attacking option where we can compete in that area of the pitch.
He’s a young player who has made a good start to his career, has game experience at a big club in the Netherlands and is ready to take the next step.
We need to help him take that step and adapt to us and the Premier League.
He’s an exciting player and I think our fans will love him.
Update on Chalobah
To be honest, I don’t know.
I had to come out and talk to you guys.
With your squad, do you envisage making changes every game, or will you have the same squad?
You never know.
There are always hiccups in terms of injuries, so you have to adapt to them.
But I think stability helps the team develop.
We have to be as consistent as possible, but at the same time, we recognize our competition in the team.
So it’s a balance of both.
Every game brings slightly different demands, and you have to take into account the status and position of the players.
So it’s a balancing act.
Of course, you won’t always be able to do this, but that’s the challenge.