Jules Kounde: “Yes, Chelsea wanted me, but .."



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Jules Kounde: “Yes, Chelsea wanted me, but .."

Jules Koundé still decided to play in Catalonia, even though he was linked with Chelsea for a long time. Kounde dreamed of playing in Barcelona and he realized his dream by joining one of the biggest clubs. Although Chelsea did not want to give up, Kounde had no dilemma about where he would continue his career.

“Yes, Chelsea wanted me, but I chose Barça because I wanted to get here, it wasn’t an effort for me”. - he said for Mundo Deportivo. Barcelona strengthened the team this season with several quality names such as Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Andreas Christiansen, as well as Jules Kounde.

Ambitions will remain the same; Fight for the titles! "I had another opportunity. I waited for Barça’s agreement with Sevilla. And I chose it, because it’s a club with an ambitious project, I like the league…” the player continued.

Xavi on Jules Kounde

Xavi had a great desire for the Frenchman to come to Barcelona. Xavi knew what qualities Kounde has, and he ordered the management to do their best to bring Jules to Catalonia. “I spoke with Xavi, the conversations were fluid.

I felt his affection, he really wanted him to come, and this is important to me. He asked me to do what I did at Sevilla: get the ball, be aggressive…” he added. Xavi revived the team in the previous season. They looked much better under his rule.

This season, the ambitions will be even greater. La Liga is the first goal, and the competition is huge. Real Madrid wants to defend the title, there is always strong Atletico Madrid, as well as Sevilla. However, Xavi has no doubts about the strength of his team and it seems that he wants to show his coaching qualities this season. The reinforcements that have arrived promise that Barcelona could go all the way.