Carvalho hails Quaresma
Chelsea's new signing Ricardo Quaresma will take the Premier League by storm, according to Ricardo Carvalho.
Last Updated: 05/02/09 9:51am
Chelsea's new signing Ricardo Quaresma will take the Premier League by storm, according to his compatriot and new team-mate Ricardo Carvalho.
The Blues centre-back has welcomed the arrival of Quaresma, who joined Chelsea on transfer deadline day in a loan switch from Inter Milan.
And Carvalho has hailed the move and thinks the Premier League will have to be on their guard.
"Quaresma is a very fast and explosive player who is a real warrior on the pitch, so he will be able to handle the physical nature of the Premier League," he said.
"But at the same time he is a very technical player and can score goals, which will be good for us.
"He will be a huge help to us at this time of the season.
"He is a very attacking player and that is what we need at Chelsea at the moment."
Carvalho also insists that Quaresma has always been interested in the Premier League.
"At different times with the Portugal national team he would always ask about English football and was interested in what it was like," he continued.
"He could have come here last summer but he ended up going to Inter Milan with Jose Mourinho - but it has not worked out for him there.
"(Luiz Felipe) Scolari knows Quaresma well and this is an advantage for us.
"He also knows a lot of players here already, but he will need time to adapt.
"He will add more pace, which is important. Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba will love playing with him because he gets a lot of assists.
"We have to be strong between now and the end of the season after the defeat to Liverpool.
"I just want to get back to help out."