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Kovacic admits Real Madrid teammates upset over Chelsea move

Mateo Kovacic admits he upset his Real Madrid teammates when choosing to leave for Chelsea.

The midfielder is on-loan at Chelsea this season.

Kovacic said: “Well, after two years of struggling in Madrid, playing and not playing, it was difficult.

“You don't have confidence, you don't try things you know. This year was my final decision to go.

Chelsea came and I spoke with the coach so it was definitely for me just Chelsea so I wanted to come here. In the end I'm happy that it happened.

“[Luka Modric] obviously was not happy that I would leave because we had three amazing years together winning a lot of trophies.

“This year I looked only at myself and this is what I need. He obviously was happy for me that I got what I wanted."

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