Kurt Zouma said has revealed he is determined to fight for a career at Chelsea despite agreeing to join Everton on loan this season
Kurt Zouma moved to Everton on a season-long deal after talks with new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, but the agreement does not include an option for Everton to make his stay permanent.
And Zouma insisted that he is not yet ready to give up on his dream of becoming a regular starter at Chelsea.
“I will go back, yes,” he said. “I have always believed in myself since I started playing football at 16. I have always wanted to show myself at Chelsea since I have been there.
“I know my injuries stopped me in the way I wanted to play but injuries are part of football and I want to show people I can come back and play there. That’s why I need some game time at Everton here because they are a good team.
“The manager [Sarri] arrived late and we didn’t know what was the plan of the club. At Chelsea there were a lot of defenders. I knew I needed to play regularly so I didn’t want to stay on the bench and wait for my chance after two or three months, so that’s why I wanted to go.
“I spoke with the manager and he agreed with me. I knew at Chelsea they had five central defenders already. He plays with four at the back, so there are only two who play. I didn’t want to wait and he completely agreed.”