27 augustus 2018 In de media

Vitesse boss wants quality not quantity from Chelsea

Vitesse Arnhem manager Leonid Slutsky believes that it is more important to get quality rather than quantity when loaning players from Chelsea.
The Blues have sent goalkeeper Eduardo and centre-back Jake Clarke-Salter to the GelreDome this season for loan spells with the two clubs having developed a strong working relationship in recent years.

The transfer activity between Chelsea and the Dutch side has reduced somewhat this season and Vitesse boss Slutsky has indicated that the club are being more cautious in their recruitment of players from Stamford Bridge.

“Traditionally we have Chelsea players in the team” Slutsky said when speaking to the Chelsea Presser after watching his side battle out a goalless draw with AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie.“Before we had a lot of Chelsea players but this season we have just one or two, this is important for us because they are both key players, Jake (Clarke-Salter) and Eduardo.

“I think it is very important to have better quality players. “In the past, we have sometimes had a lot of players but nothing special. “We made our choice to take just one or two players on loan.”

Veteran keeper Eduardo recorded his first clean sheet for Vitesse in the stalemate at the AFAS Stadion while  Chelsea teammate Clarke-Salter was a rock at the heart of the defence for Slutsky’s side.

Both players have featured in every minute of Vitesse’s league campaign so far and have important roles to play in the club’s push for silverware this season.

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