Gael Kakuta revealed the reasons behind leaving Chelsea to Bolton on loan. According to Gael, he chose to go to Bolton and not Fulham or a club in France because team-mate Daniel Sturridge had spoken highly of the club and its manager’s ability to inspire young players to exhibit their hidden talents.
Gael said: “When you’re young you have to be patient because you have big players at Chelsea that have lots of international and club experience,”
“There were about seven or eight players in front of me with experience and that is the reason I came here.
“We will see what the coach (Andre Villas-Boas) will do, whether he will keep everyone or move some players.
“But I need to play as I am 20 years old. I need to get some experience and not play just 20 minutes a week.
“Bolton is a great club. I chose to come here because I think it is the right place for me to come to improve.
“I was supposed to go to Fulham and at the last minute Chelsea told me Bolton were interested.
“I asked Daniel how Bolton was and he said the people here were great and I would enjoy it a lot.
“He said the coach (Owen Coyle) gave him a lot of confidence. If he trusts me and gives me confidence I will be able to do my best.
“It will be a great thing for me to go back to Chelsea with more experience as the coach will trust me more at the weekend and I will be more of a first-team player.”
Let’s hope Owen Coyle can work his magic on Kakuta, because I believe he has the potential to be a ‘beast’ on the wings for Chelsea some day. A future Mata-Sturridge-Kakuta attack will be ‘sic’.