Tiemoue Bakayoko has revealed that he believes Tottenham are bigger rivals to Chelsea than today’s opponents Arsenal, report the Chelsea website.
Chelsea have signed plenty of great players in the Roman Abramovich era, but only a handful have taken notice of our history or what it means to play for this club. The likes of John Terry, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and the rest, understood what it meant to be Chelsea players.
Part of having that relationship with the fans is understanding the rivalries and what they mean, and it looks as though summer signing Bakayoko has taken little time educating himself.
The France international is quoted by the Chelsea website revealing his belief that Spurs are bigger rivals to Chelsea than the Gunners:
“I think that actually in terms of rivalries that Chelsea have, the one with Tottenham is perhaps even bigger than Arsenal.”
Bakayoko added that it was great for the team to be able to win that game for the fans – we certainly enjoyed getting one over on them on their turf! The Chelsea website quote the 23-year-old, who says:
“Having already played that match, being able to win that match, being able to bring so much happiness to our fans was really a wonderful achievement for the team.”