'I always end up the season strong at Chelsea,'

Salomon Kalou is featured in the Official Chelsea Website's "Thursday Interview" this morning and has has spoken of his favo...

Salomon Kalou is featured in the Official Chelsea Website's "Thursday Interview" this morning and has has spoken of his favourite goals for the club, the situation in his homeland, winning the double and finishing the season strong.

It's two key parts of his interview I want to focus on because I think he makes valid points. He starts by speaking of his fantastic strike against Birmingham a week ago and reveals the target he had set himself but has become frustrated this season.
'The goal last week is the kind of goal I know I have the ability to score, going past the defender and finishing. That kind of goal is intuition and once you pick up the ball, you know you are going to go past the defender and it might work or it might not work, but I believe that if you do the right action then it can work.

It is difficult to have a goal for personal goals when you are not playing every time. It is easier when you are picked for the 11 every week, then you can say I have this target I set for goals. My target at the beginning of the season is that I want to score 20 goals but if you are not playing regularly it is difficult.

What I try to do is score every time I play and after a few games when I didn't start, I started the away game against West Brom and it worked well for me. Now I have started the last three games and I have scored two goals, and hopefully I will have the opportunity to start on Saturday again and then I will try to pass my best total of goals.

Kalou isn't everyone's favourite and has found himself down the pecking order with the arrival of Fernando Torres at the club. As Carlo Ancelotti tried to find a way to play Torres and Drogba together, Kalou and Nicolas Anelka have been the ones to make way so you can understand the frustration he has.

Kalou moves on to speaking of finishing the season strong, the FA Cup final miss and of the remaining goal he has left at Chelsea:
'I always end up the season strong at Chelsea. I think it is because I don't get many injuries, I am always there for training so my fitness is good and that gives me an advantage to end the season stronger. When you get to the end of the season, everyone is tried who has played a lot of games with a couple of injuries. For me who hasn't been playing so much and who hasn't been injured, that has given me the freshness to play.

I am always going to miss chances because I always create chances for myself. As long as you are always in scoring situations you know you are going to score a couple and you know you are going to miss a couple, it is part of the game. I wasn't disappointed because I missed that chance because winning the game was a great moment for the club.

Everyone was looking forward a lot to winning the Double, it hadn't happened to the club before and I am very glad to be part of the history because right now we are not thinking about it, but in 10 years people will be talking about that Double that we did.

The reason I came to Chelsea was to give me the opportunity to win big things. I have won every domestic trophy with Chelsea and the one thing left is the Champions League, and I think I will be able to achieve that with the club.

An open and honest interview from Kalou you have to admit. For me he just needs to gain some consistency in his game in order to establish himself in the first eleven week in, week out. He has the ability to run at defenders and beat them, to create and score plenty of goals but we can see just how frustrating he can be.

He just needs that little bit of extra composure at the right time, to lift his head up and either play that killer ball or take a shot when the keeper doesn't expect it like he did against Birmingham.

One thing is for certain and if you think about it, he is right. He does always finish the season strong for Chelsea. Let's hope it continues this weekend!


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