Rio Ferdinand delighted with Enco Ferznandez: I've never seen anything like it
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Enzo Fernandez is a man from whom much is expected in the rest of the season. This great Chelsea player made a record transfer from Benfica to Chelsea for 106 million pounds. Many are already delighted with his games right from the start.
Rio Ferdinand commented on the Argentine. “I think the confidence is what strikes me about him for someone so young,” said Ferdinand, as quoted by eurosport.com
“His trajectory in the last year, I've never seen anything like it and it doesn't faze him.
I watched him in the World Cup. He goes into that team and he looks like somebody who's meant to be in there. Not fazed, playing the World Cup.
The pressure that those Argentinians are under to produce the World Cup, not only for their country but for [Lionel] Messi, you can't put that into numbers what that means.
And he went out there and played like it was any game.
There's some players, you think they need a bit of time to adapt [to the Premier League], I don't really feel he's that type of guy. He looks like a player but with a mentality to match”.
Rio Ferdinand on Enzo Fernandez
Ferdinand believes that Fernandez can play various roles in the team due to his versatility. Performances for Argentina were crucial for him to be noticed by the European giants, although he also excelled in the Benfica jersey.
“People have been asking the question: what is Enzo Fernandez? Is he an attacking midfielder? Is he a defensive midfielder? He does a bit of both. He's got a lot of quality, plays the ball forward, he reads the game.
When you look at the titles he’s already won, he's a winner.
He wins the ball and plays it forward.
I think Chelsea have been quite ponderous at times this season going forward. When you’ve got him in midfield, it releases the front three, the wingbacks, because they feel that they can get forward.
He's a winner.
I think Chelsea have got a player that they've been crying out for, someone who can link the play from defence, particularly now that Jorginho has left the building”.