Enzo Fernandez has told Chelsea fans to be patient as they regain form amid the shocking personal news Graham Potter revealed yesterday.
The Blues are currently on a barren run of just one win in 11 games across all competitions and are preparing to face Tottenham in the league tomorrow.
Fernandez’ words came yesterday, just before embargoed quotes were released from Potter’s press conference where the Chelsea boss revealed that he and his family have been sent death threats over the club’s recent bad form.
The Argentinian has encouraged the club’s supporters to stay with the team as they recover their form.
“Trust the players, trust the backroom staff, trust the manager. Never forget that we are representing you, that we are trying to win games, starting on Sunday. Then we can start to turn things around.
“I would encourage the fans to be patient,” said Fernandez, who has been communicating through a translator in Spanish since arriving in England. “We have got a lot of new faces here and it is a restructuring of the club and the playing staff. Trust us.”
The 22-year old went on to say that he is intent on giving his all for his new club amid the pressure of his £106million price tag and that he wants to enhance his leadership skills on and off the field.
Enzo Fernández, new Chelsea player! All documents are signed between the clubs with Benfica and player side on contract valid until June 2031 ✅🔵🇦🇷 #CFC
Medical tests, done.
Payment in 6 installments — but £40m upfront. Boehly, Eghbalix board did it after mad 24h.
Here we go. pic.twitter.com/0wgbwYqU2c
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2023
“The amount of money that is paid has nothing to do with me. It’s part of football and my job is to go out on the field and give my best at all times. I am conscious of the faith Chelsea have shown in me and I want to repay that.
“I know I’m still young and I need to keep learning, but at some point in the future I want to really demonstrate that I’m a leader both in the group off the field but on the field as well.”
With Manchester United’s Carabao Cup final clash against Newcastle kicking off at 16:30 tomorrow, Chelsea’s match with Spurs starts at the earlier-than-expected time of 13:30 with the Blues needing a big win to keep the pressure off Potter.