Lesley Ugochukwu’s intention to follow in the footsteps of Chelsea icon Mikel Obi shows his admiration for the former Chelsea midfielder and his desire to make a significant impact at the club.
Chelsea fans will likely appreciate Ugochukwu’s ambition and hope that he can contribute to the club’s success in the same way Mikel Obi did during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Ugochukwu remarked, via Chelsea’s official website:
“Just look at all the trophies he [Mikel Obi] has won and the legends that have passed through the club.
“They say I can become a great midfielder like him if I put in the work and everything goes well. I want to be like him but it’s up to me to prove that I can have my place in the long term.
“I wanted to take this step. When a club of this stature comes in for you, it’s very difficult to refuse.
“I have great confidence in myself, in my qualities, in what I can do. I know that if I do things correctly, everything will go as planned.
“I have the trust of the club, of the staff, that’s what pushed me to say to myself: Go for it! If they came for you, it’s because you have the qualities.”