Eto'o and Willian need time to settle at Chelsea, says Terry
Chelsea captain John Terry has warned of the dangers of expecting too much too soon from Samuel Eto’o and Willian, the pair of players signed late in the transfer window from Anzhi Makhachkala, Sky Sports has reported.
Terry revealed in an interview with the club’s in-house television station that the duo had already spoken of the difference in training with the Premier League club as opposed to their former home in Russia, the intensity of the sessions conducted by Jose Mourinho’s side taking them aback. Terry believes that the duo will prove their worth, but need time to do it.
“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.” Terry said.
“I said to him (Eto'o), 'Thank God you're here', because I've had so many battles against him,” the centre-back continued. “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.”
Eto’o and Willian were the final two Chelsea signings of a summer that saw the addition of Marco van Ginkel and Andre Schurrle to the squad, while Mourinho was also re-appointed following his departure from Real Madrid, almost six years after he first left Chelsea.
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