Chelsea summer signing Davide Zappacosta is keen on to emulate Italian players, Roberto Di Matteo, Gianluca Vialli and Gianfranco Zola and win trophies with his new club.
Italian full-back has signed for the defending Premier League champions from Torino for £25m on the deadline day of the summer transfer window.
The 25-year-old full-back has only made three appearances for the Blues, however, scored a stunner in Chelsea’s 6-0 win in the Champions League game against Qarabaq.
Zappacosta is determined to forge a successful career at Stamford Bridge and aiming to win the trophies under Antonio Conte.
And he hopes to have to make a similar impact to that of Chelsea’s Italian greats Gianfranco Zola, Gianluca Vialli and Roberto Di Matteo.
Zappacosta said: “I’ve noticed there is this long tradition [of Italian players at Chelsea].
“I just hope that, like my predecessors from Italy, I can make my mark at Chelsea and win some trophies.
“That would be a dream come true for me.”
He added: “I am convinced I am well suited to the style of football in England, probably even more so than Italian football.
“There is more space because the intensity is higher and the game is much quicker, so I can look to exploit that.”
Zappacosta has been signed as a replacement for Victor Moses, however, Italian right-back is yet to fully cement his place in the Blues starting XI.