"It is hard to get in the team," he admitted yesterday. "The young players have a positive attitude but we are competing with internationals. It is a matter of being ready if the chance comes.
"But just because I have two World Cup winners [Marcel Desailly and Franck Lebouef] against me I'm not going to sit back and bide my time. I have to work for my place but I want Luca [Vialli] to be in the position of having to choose which one plays alongside me.
"I have really seen some changes here and it is a buzz for me to know I am part of one of Chelsea's most successful teams in their history.
"I now want to be part of a League-winning Chelsea team. I don't want to run away and think 'they won this, they won that'. I want to be part of it, be a leader in it. There's no point in me just lying down."Reuse content