first_imgFormer Bordeaux manager Gustavo Poyet has revealed his favorite memories at Chelsea and lifted the lid on his time at Stamford Bridge.Poyet joined Chelsea on a free transfer in June 1997 and helped the club win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, the FA Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup.During his four-year spell at Stamford Bridge, he scored 36 goals in 105 appearances.In an exclusive interview with the official Chelsea website, he takes the fans on a trip down memory lane.On how he came to Chelsea, he said: “Chelsea were looking for a player and at Zaragoza we were three player out of contract.”“Chelsea watched a few games and I have to say that in two of the three games I played very well. One was against Athletic Bilbao away, one against Deportivo La Coruna and from one moment to the next there was an offer on the table that I couldn’t refuse.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Poyet played under Ruud Gullit, Claudio Ranieri, and Gianluca Vialli at Chelsea, and had this to say about the coach that had the biggest influence on him: “I had not a lot of time with Ruud but it was important the way he was able to manage all the egos, and he started a generation of winners because they won the cup before I arrived and they were winning for four years.”“With Gianluca it was intense, Gianluca is Italian and Gianluca was the kind of guy who probably put too much pressure on himself and it was strange to have him as a team-mate, then as a manager and team-mate.“It was quite unusual. With Claudio Ranieri, it was very different because I was translating for him for a long time so it was a little bit more difficult.”And on his most memorable game in a Chelsea shirt, he said: “I say two. One is Newcastle at Wembley in the semi-final.“For me, the old Wembley was always special, it was unique and to be able to play there and score in an important game, it was incredible.“And the only final I scored in my life was against Real Madrid, in the Super Cup, so I cannot forget that moment, scoring in a final and being able to win.”last_img

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