Malouda to thrive on pressure
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Florent Malouda says he will not buckle under the pressure of his £13m move to Chelsea.Florent Malouda insists he will not buckle under the pressure of his £13million move to Chelsea.
The winger has quit French champions Lyon in favour of a switch to Stamford Bridge and has linked up with his new team-mates in Los Angeles.
He is aware of the arduous nature of the Premier League, but he is confident he can rise to the challenge of playing for The Blues.
"The English championship is hard, is strong," said Malouda at a news conference in the United States.
"You have to be at 150 per cent every time and I hope it will be a success for me.
"It's a part of my work, my job, pressure. I need pressure to be at my best to be a better play.
"It's something I learn to live with it."
Malouda also outlined his desire to win trophies with Chelsea, suggesting the UEFA Champions League would be a prime target.
He added: "It's an evolution in my career. I came to Chelsea to try to win all the competitions I didn't win already.
"I think the group and the players are competitive."