Monday, 13 June 2011
Chelsea will maximise pre-season, says Terry
John Terry is hoping the new signings will be able to show their best form when they return for pre-season in July. Terry, 30, has seen his fair share of Chelsea tours but admits he never tires of the travel. The captain will lead the side for our four-game tour which takes in three cities - Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hong Kong - and he fully expects Fernando Torres and David Luiz to be firing on all cylinders by the time the trip comes around. Spaniard Torres has taken time to adjust to life at Stamford Bridge while Brazilian David Luiz started well and is expected to be in his country's squad for the Copa America which overlaps with our Asia tour.
'The season ahead is an important one for us, we want the trophy back again in May and we'll be doing everything we can to get it back. That starts from the first day of pre-season training and into the matches where we will all be working hard to show we deserve a place in the team. We're a great football club, we made two fantastic signings in January, and I can't wait to see them both playing for Chelsea when they have a pre-season under their belts,' Terry said. 'They've fitted into the squad brilliantly already, but fans in pre-season will hopefully get to see firsthand how well they are doing. They have really freshened the club up, and hopefully there will be some more new signings by the time we arrive in Asia in July. It's an exciting time, the whole squad is looking forward to it and will be approaching peak fitness so I'm sure people will enjoy the games.'