Malang Sarr is hungry to make an impact at Chelsea this season after returning from a loan spell at Porto.
The centre-back joined the Blues last summer on a free transfer after his contract with French side Nice expired.
The 22-year-old was instantly sent on loan to Porto and he has explained that was the plan all along.
Now, though, after impressing in Portugal, Sarr is hungry to make an impact with Chelsea after joining the first-team squad for pre season.
“I had been almost six months without playing, and when my agent told me about this opportunity to come here to Chelsea, I was surprised and happy,” he told Chelsea’s website.
“It was a great opportunity for me. He talked to me about going on loan for the first year and for me it was a good idea. I hope to join the team and help the team to the top.
“They finished the season as Kings of Europe. I’m here to help and to let the team stay at the highest level, trying to bring all the good energy and my work to the team. I know the club is ambitious and I am ambitious as well, so it’s a perfect match.
“It’s a pleasure to be here, starting to work, we are working very hard and very well so I’m happy. I have enjoyed being here.
“I have spoken a little bit with the manager (Thomas Tuchel), he knows I speak French so we have been talking. I have a good feeling here; everybody is very good with me. I can feel everybody is ambitious here.”