New Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero says he was unaware of the club’s squad initiation ritual before making the move to the Blues.
The veteran Argentinian says he has been happy with how he has integrated into the squad so quickly, and that fellow keepers Thibaut Courtois and Eduardo have been very welcoming since his arrival at the club. He was however unprepared for the moment he had to sing in front of the squad and manager Antonio Conte. The Argentine also chose an unusual genre, Spanish reggae, for his initiation song. He is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying:
“Pre-season was good and it was what I was expecting, but it was a surprise for me to have to sing! That was a very good night but it was a little bit stressful because I wasn’t expecting something like that. It was funny and a new culture for me, although when you are in front of the players and the boss, close to you, it is not so funny! I sang a Spanish reggae tune.”
Caballero is one of four signings that Blues boss Antonio Conte has made this summer, arriving on a free transfer from Manchester City in July. He was signed to replace Asmir Begovic as the club’s number two keeper behind Courtois this season, after the Bosnian joined Bournemouth earlier this summer for £10m.