Antonio Conte has admitted that he wants more from summer signing Danny Drinkwater, report the Metro.
Drinkwater put pen-to-paper with the Premier League champions on transfer deadline day, but had to wait until Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup fourth round clash with managerless Everton to make his debut.
The Englishman looked some way off the pace, but did showcase his pinpoint passing ability for the Stamford Bridge crowd to witness. However, following the game, Conte admitted that he wants more from the man who the Metro claim we paid £35M more.
Conte is quoted by the Metro saying:
“I think he has a lot of room for improvement. I preferred to give him the opportunity to play from the start because he needs to play, to find the right tempo and rhythm of the game.”
Drinkwater has arrived with high expectations, largely due to the inflated transfer fee, but also following his stellar performances during Leicester’s against-the-odds title triumph. If he is able to replicate his performance level from that campaign, he could prove to be a shrewd acquisition for us. It’s very much early days, but all the signs are positive.