Edouard Mendy admits playing for Chelsea is not his ‘ultimate objective’

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Edouard Mendy might have annoyed Chelsea boss Frank Lampard by talking about his 'ultimate objective' as a player a matter of weeks after he joined the club.

The 28-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge from Rennes back in September and has managed to keep two clean sheets in his first three appearances for the Blues after impressing club legend Petr Cech.

Despite the move to the Premier League being a dream come true for a player who had played little first-team football at professional level – he seems to have his sights set even higher.

Mendy has since revealed that he has loftier targets – but refused to name what they might be.

Mendy told talkSPORT this week: “When I heard about Chelsea’s interest, it was actually when I was at Reims, before I joined Rennes.

“It was of course quite unbelievable to hear that, particularly in my case as three years before I’d been without a club.

“When you hear about something like that, you have to leave it to one side because it can be distracting.

“But it worked out for the best, I played my season in France and it went very well and when the offer was formally made I did all that I could to join Chelsea because they’re a club I’ve loved for years.

“It’s a real source of pride for me. I wouldn’t say this is the end and ultimate objective but it’s true it’s a real step in the right direction for me as a player.”

When asked specifically, Mendy added: “I’m someone with a lot of ambitions and a lot of goals but I prefer to keep them to myself.

“They’re things that motivate me to do my best every single day. I’m someone who likes to take things step by step, I don’t like to jump ahead of myself, I like to get to the next level before I carry on forward.

“I work every day to do the best for my team so I have a lot of ambitions as anyone would when they join a team as big as Chelsea.”

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