Kaduna - Chelsea of England defender Kenneth Omeruo has told News24 Nigeria he will have to prove himself to manager Jose Mourinho that he deserves a place on the team during the next pre-season with the English champions.
The Nigeria international has spent the last two seasons out on loan at Dutch club, Ado Den Haag, and then English championship side, Middlesbrough and says he will have the pre-season to prove his quality to Mourinho.
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“I have the pre-season to try to prove myself to the manager,” he told News24 Nigeria.
“I know I have to work hard to see if I will get into the team and that is just my plan for now, to fight my way into the team,” he said.
The 21-year old, however, admits he isn’t sure where he will be next season.
“Well I don’t know yet and I can’t say for now,” he admits, “I have to see what happens in pre-season and then I will know,” he said.
The central defender also explains why he couldn’t get more playing time for ‘Boro toward the end of the season.
“It is the decision of the manager to play whoever he wants but I kept working hard in training to get back into the team but things didn’t go the way I wanted but I did learn a lot from that experience and it is time to move on.”
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