Malouda still adjusting
Frenchman determined to adapt swiftly
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: September 12, 2007 11:04am
Malouda: Happy at Chelsea
Florent Malouda has insisted that he is still adapting to the Premier League, but is relishing the high expectations that come with being a Chelsea player.
"I never make waves and they should appreciate that"
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The Frenchman joined The Blues in a £13million move from Lyon, and has enjoyed five league starts this season.
Malouda admitted that competition in the Chelsea side is fierce, but he is thriving off the challenge of being a success at Stamford Bridge.
"I am fine at Chelsea. I am still in an adaptation period. But that does not surprise me," he told L'Equipe.
"It's not all roses - there are some difficulties. At first, there is very strong competition. Moreover, it is another culture. I have to swallow that.
"But I am happy, It is a new and exciting challenge. It is really great to be in this situation, with a lot of expectations around you. That gives me responsibilities and I love that."
Malouda also explained that he is not interested in making headlines, but prefers to be a team player.
"I don't search to make the front page. I just want to be efficient in what I have to do. I always got recognition from coaches," he added.
"I never make waves and they should appreciate that."