'One thing I never take for granted' - Madueke says he's blessed to play for ChelseaPublished: May 29, 2023
England U21 international of Nigerian descent Noni Madueke has admitted that he's blessed to play for Premier League giants Chelsea.
The former Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur schoolboy returned to England in the January transfer window, signing a seven-and-a-half-year contract, with a club option to extend for a further year.
It wasn't always smooth sailing for Madueke after his arrival from PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands as he found game time hard to come by.
The Anglo-Nigerian starlet found it difficult to impress former coach Graham Potter, starting only two games from a possible nine in the Premier League.
However, the exciting winger broke into Chelsea's starting lineup in the season run-in, starting five of the last six games in the Premier League, and caught the eye with his direct dribbling and quick feet.
"I've enjoyed my six months so much. I’m blessed to play for Chelsea. That’s one thing I never take for granted," Madueke said to Chelsea's official website.
"I’ve been in the team for the last month and a half. The gaffer has shown great confidence in me.
"He has helped me a lot so I wish him all the best. He has probably taken my game to another level.
"I have a lot of levels I can get to and in time hopefully I will do that with the boys."
Madueke started and was in action for 88 minutes before making way for Christian Pulisic as Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle United on the final day of the season on Sunday.
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