Malo Gusto speaks on Chelsea transfer decision
French defender Malo Gusto has said that he was aware of the competition from Reece James when he joined the club from Lyon.
The right-back signed for the Blues from Les Gones in the January transfer window, but he was loaned back to the French club for the season.
In the current campaign, Gusto has played in every game for the Blues, and this has been largely due to the hamstring injury for Reece James.
Speaking to L'Equipe, the 20-year-old said that he is not stupid or crazy and knew that James is one of the best players in his position.
He said: "I’m not stupid or crazy. I knew before coming that Reece James is one of the best players in his position."
"We get on very well. He talks to me a lot. We are in a big club, there must be good players in each position."
Gusto registered a couple of assists in the win over Luton Town, but he was disappointing against Nottingham Forest before the break.
The young full-back will be aiming to redeem himself when the Blues take on Bournemouth away from home on Sunday afternoon.