Malouda - We want CL glory
Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has spoken of the club's burning desire to win the Champions League.
Last Updated: 26/08/10 6:24pm
Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has spoken of the club's burning desire to win the UEFA Champions League this season.
The West London club have been in stunning form so far this season, scoring 12 goals in two games, with Malouda netting three, to demonstrate their destructive ability.
In what has been an immensely successful period for the Blues since Roman Abramovich took over in 2003, Europe's premier competition has been the only prize to have eluded them.
They have a relatively easy challenge to get through the group stage after being drawn in Group F, but the Premier League title holders have often come unstuck in the latter stages.
Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti have all tried and failed to deliver, with Grant coming closest in 2008 after defeat on penalties in the final against Manchester United.
Malouda, who has been in the best form of his Chelsea career over the past season, feels, however, that this year will be different and that they are more than equipped to win the trophy.
Have to win
"I am 30 now and I know a career is short. I really want to enjoy my career more," Malouda told Chelsea TV.
"There is no better side than Chelsea in Europe and right now the aim is to win the Champions League.
"It was a wonderful experience to win the Premier League last season and I want to keep it.
"When you're at a club like this, you have to win.
"I want it every year, to be on top and there is no second place. I always want to be first."