Chelsea got a great debut as they defeated Birmingham City
The talented Malouda netted after Lampard put him through, the former Lyon player lifting the ball beyond Doyle and into the City net. The winger was pleased to have helped his side make a solid start to this season.
“I can say that the team showed good spirit on the pitch and we are very happy to start the season with a triumph here at Stamford Bridge,” he admitted.
And we must consider that the goal was his second in as many weeks after bravely hitting home Chelsea’s normal time equaliser in the Community Shield. The French player got clattered by United keeper van der Saar in the process, and was a doubt for the Birmingham clash, but he is happy to have made it.
“Last week with the goalkeeper I couldn’t continue the match but this time I played on and I’m very happy,” said Malouda.
Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro, a free transfer from Bayern Munich this summer also scored, thanks to a lovely run from man-of-the-match Shaun Wright-Phillips, who earned the frontman some space in the middle.
“I’m really happy after the game, it’s very important to win three points. I think we play very good football, and in the next game I hope we play like this,” the southamerican player expressed
“Of course there is a lot of competition and that’s normal because we are playing a lot of competitions here. We are all after the chance to participate,” Pizarro stated.