“I think tactically he knows what he is doing” – Chelsea’s star man shares honest opinion on Enzo Maresca

Cole Palmer has described new Chelsea manager Enzo Maresca as a really good coach as he prepares to once again work with the Italian.

Chelsea chose the 44-year-old as the man to replace Mauricio Pochettino and have handed him a five year deal at Stamford Bridge.

Palmer shone under Pochettino scoring 22 Premier League goals and providing 11 assists as he was named Premier League Young Player of the Year, and he will be hoping for more of the same under Maresca.

Palmer believes Maresca is a really good coach

The 22-year-old, who is currently with the England squad at Euro 2024 preparing for Sunday’s last 16 clash with Slovakia has worked with Maresca before.

Palmer played under Maresca at the Manchester City academy and was part of the side that won the Premier League 2 title, with Romeo Lavia also part of that team.

The England international described Maresca as a really good coach and revealed that he was the person to first play him on the right hand side.

Cole Palmer in action for Chelsea.
Palmer has previously worked under Maresca in the Manchester City academy.

“Enzo was the one who put me at right-wing,” Palmer told The Telegraph.

“So from the (under) 18s I was playing (number) 10 and when I went to the 23s Enzo played me on the right.

“That was my first full season on the right. He’s a good coach, a really good coach. I think tactically he knows what he is doing. He will improve a lot of the players.”

Palmer will no doubt be in line for a key role under the Italian next season as Chelsea look to get back into the Champions League, and he will hoping for a similar return to that of last season.

The Blues have been busy in the transfer market strengthening Maresca’s squad and have already signed Tosin Adarabioyo from Fulham, Omari Kellyman from Aston Villa and Marc Guiu from Barcelona.

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