Denis Zakaria admitted that he decided to join Chelsea in the last six hours of the summer Transfer Window as he thought he would be “happier” there than he was at Juventus.
The Swiss international signed the Blues on an initial season-long loan at the end of the window just months after joining Juventus.
But the midfielder revealed that the move came suddenly on deadline day, eventually opting to head to west London and insisting he would be better suited to play for an English team unlike the Bianconeri.
“It all happened very quickly,” Zakaria said. “I didn’t know a move to Chelsea was possible until six hours before the end of the transfer window.” Blake.
“I heard it from my agent, but in the end it was Chelsea. I think I would be much happier in England than in Turin.
“It’s hard to tell what went wrong [at Juventus]. Maybe the football style wasn’t for me. The team sat deep, so I didn’t have much room. I’m a player who needs a lot of space to make my rounds. It might suit me better in England.
“Massimiliano Allegri is a good person, I can say that for sure. Maybe the team did not play well, which is a pity, as with the talent in this team, they can do much better.”
Allegri is under tremendous pressure as Juventus coach after a terrible start to the new season.
The Old Lady lost their opening Champions League group stage match and finished eighth in the Serie A table after winning only two of their first seven matches of the new season.
At Chelsea, Zakaria did not make his debut for the Blues, but was on the bench in the final for Thomas Tuchel and the first for Graham Potter.