Cudicini sad about Crespo exit
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Crespo had grown frustrated by his dearth of opportunities last term and, after seeing new Blues boss Jose Mourinho bring in Mateja Kezman, Arjen Robben and Didier Drogba, felt it would be a similar story in the new season.
Mourinho opted to let Crespo head to Milan on a season-long loan and the powerful Argentine striker will get an immediate chance to prove the Stamford Bridge paymasters wrong when his new side lock horns with The Blues in a friendly on Monday.
Cudicini, who is likely to come face to face with Crespo on Monday, feels the Argentine will prove his true worth this season.
"Every time a great player leaves it is sad and Hernan is a great player," said Cudicini. "Last season he was unlucky with injury and he didn't settle well into life in England, but that doesn't make him a bad player.
"Look at his record and you will see that. Even though he had a bad time, he still scored goals.
"He wanted to leave, but that doesn't mean to say we won't miss him."