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Kenedy makes embarrassing admission and admits he dreams of being a champion with Chelsea

3 years ago

Kenedy has struggled early in the season for Newcastle United.

The left sided player so far not managing to reproduce his excellent form of late last season when he arrived on loan.

The international break has seen the player speak to the media aback home in Brazil.

He says that being on loan at Newcastle is ‘better than staying at Chelsea and not playing’ but says his dream still is to return and play for Chelsea ‘to be a champion for the club.’

Having signed for Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, Kenedy says that he is now ‘learning from another great coach’ in Rafa Benitez.

Despite being in England for over three years now, the 22 makes the embarrassing admission that he still hasn’t got a decent command of English, something which has annoyed Rafa Benitez who wants all his players to be able to communicate easily.

Kenedy now has a private teacher and he hopes that will accelerate the process, belatedly.

He acknowledges there is no excuse: ‘I do not think it’s hard to learn [English], I’m just lazy.’

The gulf between Newcastle United now and the likes of Chelsea, is perfectly illustrated by Kenedy. Newcastle need him to provide the flair and inspiration, whilst he wouldn’t even get on the bench at Stamford Bridge.

The UOL article also shows that Newcastle’s fame is worldwide, everybody knowing what the situation is with Mike Ashley, the final sentence reading:

‘Rafael Benítez tries to lead Newcastle to the first win [on Saturday against Arsenal]  amid the club’s crisis, whose owner Mike Ashley is the target of constant protests from the crowd at St James Park for lack of investment in signings. Kenedy, for the time being, remains untouchable.’

Kenedy talking to Brazilian media organisation UOL:

“I do not think it’s hard to learn [English], I’m just lazy.

“Now I’m with a private [teacher], trying to evolve. Let’s see if it works out.

“It’s not that I didn’t succeed at Chelsea. I came to [England at] the age of 19.

“It’s nice to be on loan [at Newcastle last season and this one] for more playing time, better than staying at Chelsea and not playing.

“I [do though] have the dream to return and to be able to be a champion for the club [Chelsea].

“I played at Chelsea with (José) Mourinho, he always helped me and showed me what I had to do in training, what he taught me was learning with me, and now I’m learning from another great coach, Rafa [Benitez].

“Just being in the Premier League is a great achievement, there are a lot of people that come and cannot play, and for me it’s very good and my dream is to win a big title.”


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