Malouda - It's money time
Blues winger hoping experience counts during tense run-in
Last Updated: April 11, 2012 2:06pm
Florent Malouda: Hoping to have plenty of cause for celebration this season
Florent Malouda says it is 'money time' for Chelsea in their 2011/12 endeavours, but hopes their big game experience will pull them through.
The Blues are entering a crucial stage of the season, with their league and cup dreams hanging in the balance.
A top-four finish in the Premier League remains up for grabs, while semi-final dates with Barcelona and Tottenham await them in the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup respectively.
With so many crucial ties fast approaching, the next few weeks will make or break Chelsea's campaign.
Malouda, a man with vast domestic and international experience under his belt, appreciates as much, but the French winger is confident the Blues have it in them to end the season in style.
He said in the Evening Standard: "I would say that now is the money time and when you need players with experience to drive and lead the team on. Everything is possible. The end of the season will be a sprint.
"I would say that now is the money time and when you need players with experience to drive and lead the team on. Everything is possible."
Florent Malouda Quotes of the week
"We have a very strong squad with experience and with young players as well. There is a good mix. But at the end it is just how many titles you win which will decide if it has been a good or bad season.
"We have been playing together for a long time and been through bad periods and enjoyed success. We know if we're not together, we won't make it.
"We have players who won titles. When you have experience you can be strong in the difficult moments and be calm when the pressure is on. The difference between all the teams is very tight and you have to be able to perform and stay calm.
"Obviously we're not going to win the league, but finishing in the top four is very important for the club.
"In the Champions League we have a big chance to win the semi-final and in the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham, we have experience of being successful at Wembley recently."