Fighter Saul Niguez is targeting the international break to revive his Chelsea loan spell as he aims to follow the lead of Kepa and Ross Barkley and force his way back to Thomas Tuchel’s plans.
- Saúl Niguez joined Chelsea from Atlético de Madrid on a summer loan period
- However, the 26-year-old has appeared only five times in all competitions so far.
- The midfielder now hopes that the international break will help him reactivate his loan
- He is one of the few senior players left at Cobham at halftime.
Saúl Niguez will take advantage of the international break to try to recover his loan to Chelsea, as he has no intention of returning to Atlético de Madrid in January.
The 26-year-old had fallen into the hierarchy of Diego Simeone and signed for Chelsea on a temporary basis in the summer, and the Blues had the option to buy him for a fee of around £ 30 million at the end of the season.
But the Spanish international has struggled to make an impact at Chelsea, making only one substitute appearance since his dismal first-half debut against Aston Villa.
Saul Niguez aims to use international break to revive his shaky Chelsea career
Sual has largely been a bystander since joining this summer, often just an unused substitute.
And, Premier League leaders are considering shortening their loan period and sending the midfielder back to Atlético Madrid in January, according to Mark.
But, despite growing increasingly frustrated with the situation, Saul is eager to stay and fight for his place in Thomas Tuchel’s team, according to The Telegraph.
The midfielder is understood to have adjusted well to life in England and is getting along well with his Chelsea teammates, particularly his compatriots captain César Azpilicueta, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Marcos Alonso.
Saul could look to follow in the footsteps of Kepa and Ross Barkley, who were rescued from the cold by Tuchel.
Ross Barkley (center) has come out of the cold and started in midfield against Burnley.
The Chelsea coach has assured Saúl that he will have opportunities and, with the Blues still in the three national competitions and the Champions League and Mateo Kovacic out of the game, his opportunity could arise after the international break.
Saúl has not been called up for the Spanish national team, which means that he is one of the few older players to have remained at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground during the break.
His goal is to work intensively with Tuchel to catch up and be ready for the return of Chelsea’s Premier League campaign against Leicester on November 20.
Saul will work with Thomas Tuchel (right) during the break to force his way into the boss’s plans.