"I want to make it clear I'm 100% behind the manager!"

JT has spoken about about stories of a dressing room revolt, backing the manager, celebrating the goals yesterday and of the hard line that...

JT has spoken about about stories of a dressing room revolt, backing the manager, celebrating the goals yesterday and of the hard line that AVB has installed at the club today.

In a fantastic interview featured here he said:
"I want to make it clear I'm 100 per cent behind the manager. There are no problems behind the scenes.

The manager has made it clear the players who want to stay here will be here and the ones who don't can move on. I have seen on the news today that people are saying I didn't celebrate with the manager for the first goal against Wolves but I did.

I ran over there and I was worried that Wolves were about to restart and take the kick-off and catch us on the break while we were celebrating. I had a quick celebration with him then after the game as well.

From a results point of view we have been giving people an opportunity to write stuff. People tend to look at it a lot deeper than it is. At the same time we need to be winning a lot more which I'm confident we will do. First and foremost, the club is a lot bigger than any of us and will come before any of us from now into the future.

He has come in and changed a lot of things at the football club, not only on the football pitch but on the training ground as well.

The one thing when he spoke to the players about Nico and Alex is that they had spoken to other clubs and going forward he said that he doesn't want players involved in the first team who are out there speaking to other clubs because they weren't thinking of Chelsea first and foremost.

Roman [Abramovich] is fully behind him, the club as well and he is making these changes, not for the short term but for the long term as well. He is going to be the man in charge and we all have to respect his decisions. He has been very up front with all of us so we can't argue with what he's done."

Credit to JT for coming out and speaking so openly. Yes I have had a moan at our recent performances which came to a head after the Villa result but not once have I said that AVB should be sacked.

There are plenty of people who have a total negative view of Chelsea at the moment and no matter what we do, they will always have a negative opinion.

We do have to remember that AVB has been asked to break up this squad, rejuvenate it and rebuild for the future. He is trying to do that, but at the same time the results haven't gone his way and this is why I have become, like many of you, frustrated.

You can always rely on JT to have a common sense approach to why we have been frustrated and I am happy that he acknowledges that Chelsea have given the press and media an excuse to have a pop at us time and time again.

Knowing now why Alex and Anelka were frozen out explains the common sense in AVB's decision even if it has meant we have been without Alex in recent weeks when we have had injuries.

No matter what the performance, we started 2012 with a win and that's all that matters. We take on Pompey in the FA CUP at the weekend and then it's back into the Premier League. Let's hope we can get on the run of results that we all know we are capable of.

If JT has anything to do with, he will be kicking people up the arse to make sure we do!

Your thoughts?


Check out my blog posts on the Official Chelsea Website -
Follow me and my blog on Twitter -
Follow the blog on Facebook -
Grab my RSS Feed -
Sign up to my email updates -
My YouTube Channel -
Grab your Chelsea FC Fan App on Android.

Post a Comment



Check out the best online casinos in india at

The Football Blog Network

Discover the best online casinos Canada has to offer at Casinos Online In. Choose a casino bonus and begin playing your favourite games and online slots!
Check out the UK's latest betting offers for upcoming Premier League matches at
Get the best from your new online sportsbook ! It's recommended for soccer fans from the United States to explore the list of top US sports betting sites. Compare their bonuses before signing up with them and placing wagers on Chelsea matches.
For Chelsea odds this season check out Online Bookies for all the latest prices & leading offers.
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit
Looking for the best offers on Football? Head to
Looking for the best odds on Chelsea? Check out
Many canadian online casinos are best known for offering first time depositors with free spins and massive bonuses. Read reviews before signing up with any Canadian casino.
Are you looking for French casino games? goldenriviera casino en ligne is best known for providing the best casino games in France
Online casinos have become increasingly popular in New Zealand. With the rise of internet casinos, there's also a rise of bogus (fake) websites. Make sure you read casino reviews at crazyvegas online casino before you sign up with any casino.
Before you place any bets on Chelsea we suggest get these bookmakers free bets
Look! The latest Chelsea odds here at make sure you check it out!
For the best Chelsea offers on the 20/21 season check out bestfreebetoffers now!
Chelsea latest news All Football News - Chelsea HERE
If you're looking to place your football bets on a new sportsbook, then look no further as Betiton is your new home for football betting!
With so many operators in the Irish market, reviewed the best football betting sites in their guide.
Wanna bet on the best FIFA World Cup Betting Sites? Check out