Edouard Mendy believes he can become a ‘natural leader’ at Chelsea, as he does in the previous clubs he had played for.
Having a natural leader is what Chelsea as failed to have in the squad since the departure of Frank Lampard and John Terry. Although the Club has guys like Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta, with their influence and experience on the pitch, it isn’t just enough to guide the London side again to another title charge.
But the new goalkeeper who joined in the summer thinks he can be one of those leaders on the pitch and in the team.
“As the manager said, he started from a blank slate, he’s trying to give game time to everyone, to give a chance to prove you can be part of the starting XI. To perform regardless of the time given, and I think that he wants to place in the group, that everyone is concerned and it’s not just words.
“Yes, the fact that I was a leader at Reims and at Rennes, when you arrive in a star dressing room with players who have won it all, it’s hard, but you know as well as I do, you do your talking on the pitch and you gain credibility through performances. I think I’m not someone who forces stuff. I have natural leadership, I think. It’s something that comes with time”.