Malouda may retire at Chelsea

17 October 2009 10:33
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Florent Malouda has revealed he could finish his career at Chelsea and believes Carlo Ancelotti has created a stable environment at Stamford Bridge.[LNB] France international Malouda has become an increasingly important member of the Chelsea team after initially struggling upon his arrival from Lyon in 2007.[LNB]He signed a new contract in the summer to tie himself to the Blues until 2013 and he would have no qualms spending the rest of his playing days in West London.[LNB]"To finish at Chelsea? Why not?" the 29-year-old, who is approaching 100 appearances for the club, told RMC.[LNB]"I think I will be capable of playing beyond 2013. I am flourishing at Chelsea. What I experience here gives me hunger to continue.[LNB]"As long as I have that hunger I will carry on. I still have beautiful years ahead of me. Chelsea is in any case the ideal place to have a beautiful career."[LNB]ConfidenceThe midfielder is also happy to have improved his standing at the club and has praised Ancelotti's impact since becoming manager in the summer.[LNB]He added: "Thanks to the performances I had over the last two seasons I have become an important player. [LNB]"I will soon play my 100th match for Chelsea. Carlo Ancelotti insisted I renew my contract as did Peter Kenyon. [LNB]"The directors have confidence in me and have also renewed the contracts of other important players in the team. [LNB]"Chelsea have chosen the road of stability. That perhaps explains our good start to the season. [LNB]"Everything is going extremely well. Since I arrived at Chelsea I had five managers. But despite the changes the team has always performed at a high level. [LNB]"Carlo Ancelotti is trying to impose his style and put in place with us the things that made him successful at AC Milan."[LNB]

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