Florent Malouda revealed he had many options before moving to Stamford Bridge in 2007 and one of them was Real Madrid.
Malouda said: “Real Madrid. And if you remember Arjen Robben was at Chelsea, but I really wanted to go to Chelsea because I knew some of the players along with Michael Essien, [Claude] Makelele, all those guys, and sometimes I also come to watch the game. So I feel close to Chelsea.”
Malouda was a valuable signing for Chelsea, appearing more than 200 times for the club and scoring 45 goals. During his time at Stamford Bridge, he helped the Blues win a Premier League title, three FA Cups and a Champions League. Malouda’s peak season at Chelsea was the 2010/11 season when he played 38 matches and had 13 goals and 2 assists.
In the national team shirt, Malouda was called up for the first time in October 2004. Two years later, he was in the starting lineup of the French team against Italy at the 2006 World Cup. It was also Malouda who brought the penalty for Zinedine Zidane to score that day.
Ngoa Long | 21:26 November 20, 2023