Chelsea wing back Davide Zappacosta says he has never experienced a better game in football than his first match at Stamford Bridge for his new club.
The 25 year old scored the second goal in a 6-0 win over Qarabag in the club’s first group match in this year’s Champions League, and asked by the Gazzetta Dello Sport about whether his home debut was the best moment of his career so far, he said
“Undoubtedly, I had never experienced such a game like this, Champions League debut, first Stamford Bridge match and a spectacular goal.”
Zappacosta also confirmed in the interview that his first goal for the club was meant as a cross rather than as a shot. The £25m signing from Torino on deadline day has already proven a hit with supporters after his stunning home debut, and manager Antonio Conte will no doubt be delighted he can rely on the Italian to battle for a first team spot alongside Victor Moses.
The Nigerian international was on the bench in mid week but he will be hoping that he will be chosen to replace Zappacosta for the derby against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.