Marin admits Pizarro advice key to Chelsea move

Chelsea new boy Marko Marin has been familiarizing himself with the club and has explained how former Blues striker Claudio Pizarro advised him on making the move to West London.

Reported in The Sun, the German international has been talking about his role at the European Champions and how his former teammate suggested Stamford Bridge as his new home. He said:

“He [Pizarro] only had good things to say. I asked him how it is here and he still has a house in Cobham. He didn’t play a lot but he said that he had a great time and he thinks I will enjoy it.” Adding: “I think I am offensive player, more a winger, so I hope I can give a lot of assists to strikers so they score a lot of goals and help the team.”

Dubbed the ‘German Messi’, Marin moved to Chelsea after three years at Werder Bremen. During this time he played 87 games for the Bundesliga side and scored 8 goals. He has said that his move to the Premier League is a hunt for a new challenge and trophies. He said:

‘If you play a team such as Chelsea you want to win trophies, like last year with Champions League and the FA Cup. I think the Premier League is the best league in the world an my aim is to win it.”

The 23-year-old met his new teammates this week as Chelsea got started with their preseason training, but Marin has taken the time to settle in England arriving weeks before to get himself ready for the his new club, he said:

“I am now here for three weeks and I think I know everybody who works here. I am happy to start team training now and I feel good. It was the first time we trained together with the ball, we did a lot and it was good intensity.”

Marin is one of two new arrivals so far at Chelsea this summer, fellow attacker Eden Hazard arrived after much speculation from Lille after eight years with the Ligue 1 side.

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