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Pizarro excited by Chelsea
02 Jun 2007 - 12:28:56
New Chelsea signing Claudio Pizarro insists he will have no difficulty adapting to life in the Premier League following his move from Bayern Munich.
Pizarro, 28, agreed personal terms on a free transfer switch to Stamford Bridge on Friday and is relishing the prospect of plying his trade in England.
The Peru international was largely restricted to substitute appearances at Bayern last season behind Roy Makaay and Lukas Podolski, but claims he is not daunted by the prospect of competing for a starting berth alongside Didier Drogba, Andriy Shevchenko and Salomon Kalou.
"I think it's very important for me to win some titles and I have the chance here to win them," he told Chelsea TV.
"The most important thing is the Champions League, which I was looking to win with Bayern, but we didn't have the chance.
"I think now we have a good team, a good trainer and the chance to win it.
"I had some interesting offers, but the most important thing was that I talked to the coach, I talked to the people here and they were very interested. We have many chances to win titles here and that's what I want.
"I get used very fast to playing with different kinds of players. I did it at Bayern and I don't think it will be a problem now."
The capture of Pizarro is Chelsea's second free transfer acquisition of the summer with midfielder Steve Sidwell set to move to Stamford Bridge when his Reading contract expires.
Meanwhile, the Blues have also landed teenage Oldham Athletic starlet Danny Philliskirk.