Mykhaylo Mudryk’s former coach advised him to think about quitting the club, thus Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino may have his work cut out for him in convincing him to stay. The Blues winger has gradually improved this season, winning praise from both supporters and commentators. However, after finding it difficult to adjust in London, there have been calls for Mudryk to move on to a new team where he will feel more at ease.
Ever since his highly publicised £88 million signing from Shakhtar Donetsk in January of this year, Mudryk has been beset with unrealistic expectations. The 22-year-old has made 28 appearances, scoring twice and dishing out two assists for the team.
The Ukrainian international finally scored his first goal for Chelsea in their league victory over Fulham in October. Both goals have come this season under Pochettino. Subsequently, he embarrassed David Raya against Arsenal with a fortunate lob.
The west London team, who finished 12th in owner Todd Boehly’s debut season at the club, went through one of its most difficult periods in history. Although Mudryk’s goal drought hasn’t entirely been Chelsea’s fault, the team has only won eight games in 2023 as a result of his lack of goals.
In contrast, Mudryk’s performance on the international scene—he has four goals in his previous six appearances for Ukraine—seems to support the assertion made by a former coach that his club and manager are not making the best use of him.
Mudryk has been pushed to think about leaving Chelsea in order to find the finest team and coach for him to flourish under. Carlo Nicolini has been with Shakhtar since 2020 after joining with former coach Roberto De Zerbi.
“Mudryk had to advance there one more step, after which the conflict broke out. He joined Chelsea, which isn’t a team in these situations, even with individual challenges, he said to the Italian publication TV Play.
“The real Mudryk is on the national team; he is even more capable. He needs to locate a supportive coach and the ideal setting. He is incredibly strong, so I hope he can prove that he has everything to rock.