Alex ready for Chelsea test
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alex is ready for the 'biggest challenge' of his life as he prepares for a move to Chelsea.Alex is ready for the 'biggest challenge' of his life as he prepares for a move to Chelsea.
The Brazilian defender has spent the past three seasons at PSV Eindhoven waiting to qualify for a work permit to play in England.
He is now expected to link up with Chelsea after the Copa America and is relishing the chance to play in the Premier League.
The centre-half accepts he has a fight on his hands to claim a place in the team, but he feels he will bolster Jose Mourinho's defensive options.
"Chelsea suffered a lot last season, especially in central defence," said Alex in the News of the World.
"Hopefully, my arrival will strengthen them. Playing in England is now a reality for me and I am delighted.
"I have learnt a lot in Holland, but now is the time for me to go to a bigger club.
"With the likes of Terry and Carvalho it won't be easy, but I am ready for the biggest challenge of my life."