Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Chelsea New Boy Targets a Big Future

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Chelsea New Boy Targets a Big Future

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CHELSEA defender Tomas Kalas hopes the biggest experience of his life will provide the motivation to play a more significant role in the future.

The 20-year-old Czech made an impressive Premier League debut in the 2-0 win at Anfield despite having appeared just twice as an 89th-minute substitute in cup competitions.

He admits he found it difficult to contain his delight when manager Jose Mourinho named him in the starting line-up 24 hours beforehand but now hopes to advance his career some more.

"I didn't know I was going to play so it was a nice surprise," said the centre-back.

"I couldn't celebrate in the meeting but I was happy inside.

"I am not that experienced so this is my biggest experience of my life, and hopefully it will be like that all the time as my last big game was in Vitesse almost one year ago."

Victory moved Chelsea within two points of Liverpool at the top of the table, although their win opened the door for third-placed Manchester City to snatch the title as they have a match in hand and a superior goal difference. …

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