Zhirkov Pressuring Carlo?


So, Yuri Zhirkov is hinting he could be off in the summer if he doesn’t get a regular starting place.

He’d been threatening to go in January after just five starts this season but Carlo somehow managed to keep hold of him. Now though, Zhirkov insists “My only target at the moment is to get back into the main Chelsea team. If I’m successful with that, all the other issues will resolve themselves. But if I fail to achieve that between now and the summer, I will start thinking of other possibilities.”

Considering he’s just spent 3 months out injured, I had to laugh when I read that.

3 Responses to “Zhirkov Pressuring Carlo?”

  1. I don’t get it. Zhirkov had managed to work his way into the team prior to getting injured. He has been relatively quiet throughout his time at Chelsea. He only said what I think any other self-respecting player would have said under the circumstances. The gutter press once again tries to make a mountain out of a molehill.

    If you ask me, he injected much more pace into the game when he came on the other night than Malouda had. Personally, I would like to see Zhirkov and Yosi stay around a little longer. Malouda, Kalou and Obi are expendable.

  2. We must keep Zhirkov at The Bridge…He has a lot of talent and loves to run at defences…naturally gifted and can cover at left back…he will get better and better with more appearances….

  3. Keep Zhirkov and dump Malouda in the summer…Malouda is 30 and hasnt done a dime this season.