The Chelsea and Portugal defender Ricardo Carvalho thinks that Carlo Ancelotti has made this Chelsea team better than the one that won the Premiership title under Jose Mourinho.
“Things are good for everyone,” he said. “We are playing well and not conceding goals, we are top, and also we have qualified for the World Cup, so everyone in my life is happy.
“In this moment we are an improvement even from that first year here under Mourinho. Of course then we were compact and everyone was fighting, but now I think we have more quality in the squad maybe. Or at least different players, playing in a different system and style.
“Then it was 4-3-3 with wingers and now it is 4-4-2 with two strikers, so it is different but we are in a very good shape. Everyone is helping each other and fighting, and even when we don’t play well, which we are, everyone is working hard for each other to get the points.”
He then expressed how much happier he is now since returning from injury. He was very keen to rejoin Jose Mourinho during the summer, when he felt he was surplus to requirements, but now he is fit and wants to play every single game!
“I am doing good,” he said. “After last year I have been working hard and I am feeling fit, I’m happy to be helping the team again which is important. Sometimes when we had too many games they wanted to rest me, but I want to play every game, that’s when I am happy, but I understand that they want to monitor it and manage it.
“I am feeling okay though, physically I am strong and not worried. Last year I was not fit and in that time I had some problems but when I feel fit like now there are no worries.”
It’s great to have you back Ricky!
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