Mykhaylo Mudryk hasn’t done as well as expected since he moved to Chelsea for €70 million from Shakhtar Donetsk. In his first six months, he played 17 games but didn’t score any goals and only assisted twice. Things got a bit better under the new coach, Mauricio Pochettino, with Mudryk scoring two goals in 10 Premier League games. The former sporting director of Shakhtar Donetsk, José Boto, acknowledged Mudryk’s difficulties and said we need to be patient. He highlighted Mudryk’s strengths like his skills, attitude, and speed, saying that with time and hard work, Mudryk can achieve great things.
Chelsea spent a lot of money on Mudryk because he did well at Shakhtar, scoring 12 goals and assisting 17 in 44 games. Despite his tough start, Chelsea signed Mudryk for a long time, until 2031. This shows that Chelsea believes in Mudryk’s potential. Even though he’s facing challenges to meet the club’s high standards, Boto’s support shows that they trust Mudryk to eventually meet the club’s expectations because of his unique skills and being young.
Chelsea Stands Ground on Mykhaylo Mudryk: £88m Star Defended Against ‘Flop’ Label
Andriy Shevchenko thinks Mykhaylo Mudryk, a 22-year-old winger at Chelsea, can overcome difficulties. In January, he transferred from Shakhtar Donetsk to Chelsea for £88 million, facing criticism from some fans as a potential ‘flop. Shevchenko, a former Chelsea striker, says we should be patient with Mudryk and not judge him too soon. He emphasizes Mudryk’s youth and urges us to observe his performance throughout his extended contract with the club. Shevchenko says it’s too early to decide if he is good or not after only six months in English football.
His debut against Liverpool showcased potential, but limited playing time and criticism suggest he hasn’t performed well overall. Steven Gerrard and Gary Neville, former Liverpool captain and Sky Sports pundit, criticized Mudryk’s decisions and skills on the field. There’s also been attention on Mudryk’s behavior off the field, like a video on social media that caused controversy. Despite these problems, Shevchenko and Chelsea believe in Mudryk’s talent. With the new manager, Mauricio Pochettino, there’s hope that Mudryk, with time and support, can show his talent and help Chelsea succeed.