Chelsea defender and captain John Terry has revealed that he believes new signings Samuel Eto’o and Willian will need time to adapt to life in England and to the pace of English football.
The Blues signed both Eto’o and Willian from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer transfer window after the mega-spending club hit a financial crisis which lead to them selling some of their high-profile names.
The former-Inter Milan striker was on around £360k-a-week in Russia and was one of the first players Anzhi wanted off their books and after making comments about wanting to reunite with Jose Mourinho, Chelsea then came sniffing for the Cameroon striker.
Despite being two highly-rated players with a lot of hopes resting on their shoulders, Terry has asked fans to be patient with the new boys and has said that after time, they will be quality additions to the side.
Terry told Chelsea TV: “You speak to them and they talk about how the intensity of their training is a lot different to how it is here so for sure it will take them a few weeks to get their full fitness.
“But once they do they’ll both look very good. I said to him (Eto’o), ‘Thank God you’re here’, because I’ve had so many battles against him.
“He’s such a threat, he’s obviously a few years older but he still looks very sharp and hungry.
“He’s got an eye for goal and I think he’ll be a good addition. He was welcomed straight into the squad.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt