Eidur looking forward to clash
By Patrick Whyte
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Eidur Gudjohnsen is hoping he can put one over on the club he supported as a boy.
Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen is looking to put one over on the club he supported as a boy, when The Blues face Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions League.
Despite the fact that the Stamford Bridge forward is Icelandic, he has always had a soft spot for the Belgian club having watched his father play for them.
Arnor Gudjohnsen played for Anderlecht during the 1980s and finished top scorer for the club in the 1986-87 season and Gudjohnsen junior is feeling nostalgic about a return to Belgium..
"There were a few old memories as we drove up to the stadium," said Gudjohnsen. "I used to come here to watch my dad play.
"I had a great childhood in Belgium and Anderlecht were a team I used to support as a boy.
"My parents used to say that I would not go to sleep without an Anderlecht shirt on.
"I never played properly on the pitch before so this will be my first time. But as a kid at the end of my dad's games I used to run on to the pitch and grab a few seconds with a ball when the stadium was empty.
"When I was young Anderlecht were the team I wanted to play for, but the Belgian League is no longer the highest quality.
"It has slipped back a bit in terms of sponsorship and advertising and has been affected by the Bosman ruling.
"It is no longer as strong as it was. But when my father was here when I was five, Anderlecht were a top team.
"We have to win, it is quite simple. But we handle the pressure of that week-in, week-out in The Premiership."