Kalou delight at return
Bonnaventure Kalou has expressed his delight at having another chance to play in Holland.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 11/02/09 5:18pm
Heerenveen striker Bonnaventure Kalou has expressed his delight at having another chance to play in Holland.
The 31-year-old older brother of Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou first featured in the Eredivisie in 1997 where he enjoyed a six-year stint with Feyenoord.
After scoring 35 goals in 149 league games for the Dutch club Kalou then spent two years with both Auxerre and PSG before an unsuccessful spell at Lens threatened to end his career on a sour note.
After a short stay in the United Arab Emirates with Al-Jazira Club the Ivorian started the season back in Holland with Heerenveen, much to the forward's delight.
"I am happy at the moment here, I love this club and the country," he told skysports.com.
"This country revealed me to the all world when I was at Feyenoord, I started playing regularly in the league, it is great."
Kalou is hoping that his form for his current club can force himself back into the international reckoning, his last cap coming in a 2-0 win over Kuwait over a year ago in which he scored, and playing alongside his brother for the first time.
"I have unfinished business with the Ivory Coast national team," he added.
"I have never played with my brother in the same team, I am happy for him, he just won the African young player of the year award.
"He has a great future, he is more talented than me, that is what it think, he needs to work hard and he will achieve what he wants to achieve.
"Getting back to the national squad is my focus at the moment, I can give my best to the national team, however if not I will always be their number one supporter."