Ruben has set the standard – Kovacic

first_imgChelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic insists teammate Ruben Loftus-Cheek has set standard other midfielders at the club must follow, after his impressive hat-trick against BATE Borisov in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night.In a team lacking a proven goalscorer apart from Eden Hazard, manager Maurizio Sarri has put pressure on his midfielders to provide more goals, which is an essential asset.Kovacic explained, according to Daily Mail:“We are playing very nice football, people like it, but we can do much better.”“The midfielders need to score more goals, me obviously, and Ruben scored three against BATE so he did well.”Lennon insists Celtic will seal its Europa League Manuel R. Medina – August 28, 2019 The team’s manager, Neil Lennon, believes his team is ready to take advantage of its 2-0 lead against AIK Stockholm and qualify to the group stage.“We need to play much better because we have a lot of quality in our team. I hope to score soon too, but in the end it’s important we play good football and push forward.”Meanwhile, Kovacic insists his only concern is surviving three matches a week and keeping Chelsea in title contention, amid talks about his future.Known as The Professor for his linguistic skills, the Croatia international concluded: “It’s good, I’m a little bit tired. I was not used to playing every three or four games and here it is very tough football. You can’t relax against anybody so it’s a little bit difficult but I really enjoy it.”“There is no pressure. Why? We like to play football and we are enjoying every moment, every training session, so it’s just joy, not pressure.”“We are still unbeaten but we need to look forward because we are not first in the league so we need to look ahead to get as many points as possible.”last_img

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