After Alexandre Pato's first interview, which was bursting at the seams with unbridled positive energy and ridiculous levels of excitement, young Matt Miazga's first interview is a far more measured affair. Which could be disappointing, but it also speaks to the 20-year-old's maturity levels. Sure, he's giving fairly standard answers -- looking forward to training, playing, learning from the best (especially John Terry), etc. -- but giving standard answers isn't always a given at such a young age.
"I'm very excited to join one of the biggest clubs in the world. I want to thank Chelsea Football Club for believing in me and giving me this opportunity. It's a dream come true to have the opportunity to play in the Premier League. [...] I'm looking forward to the high level, getting better as a player, and developing. [...] It's going to be great to [play with world class defenders like John Terry and] get a close up on how he trains and conducts himself on and off the field."
"I like to win headers, I'm very aggressive, I'm not scared to play out the back, I like to use my passing range a lot. I try to communicate with my defenders and be a leader on the field. [...] I like to give it my all for the club and the crest; every time I step on the pitch, I like to step on with a lot of passion and a lot of hunger."
Both Miazga and Pato trained for the first time today. Neither is expected to take part in tomorrow's FA Cup match, but hopefully, sooner rather than later, we'll see what both are capable of.