Benayoun happy with Blues role

23 August 2010 04:30
Yossi Benayoun insists he is happy to wait for his first Chelsea start following a hat-trick of substitute appearances for his new club. The Israel midfielder, 30, has yet to make his full debut for the Blues after joining them from Liverpool this summer. But he staked a claim for a starting berth by scoring his first Chelsea goal after coming on in Saturday's 6-0 Barclays Premier League drubbing of Wigan. Benayoun claims his current bit-part role is no different from that he played during his early Liverpool career and he is confident of proving himself at Stamford Bridge, just as he did at Anfield. He said in the Evening Standard: "I know I can do it - I did it before in my career. When I arrived at Liverpool, I knew I had to wait on the bench and try to change games and now I'm also doing it for Chelsea. "When you come to a big club you need to be patient, there are a lot of quality players, but I just want to prove that I deserve to be here every chance that I get. I enjoy playing anywhere and every minute I am on the pitch. I can play anywhere in the three in midfield or the three up front."

Source: PA