Chelsea Praise Their Golden Boy

Last updated : 21 December 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

Jose Mourinho's number two, Steve Clarke, faced the press.

Clarke: "He is the striker in form at the moment. Everything he hits seems to go in the net. It is great for Didier himself because he is obviously at the top of his form, scoring a lot of goals and getting a lot of praise.

"But it is great for the club, it is good for the team and we are very pleased with his contribution. On current form, it is difficult to find a striker that is better than Didier, not just for his goals but it has been mentioned before, his overall contribution to the team.

"At the end of the game when we were under a little bit of pressure for the last couple of minutes, he was back there heading balls away and fighting for the team. He is a great team player. He always works hard for the team and if he is not scoring goals, he is always doing something important for the team.

"We said at the start of the Carling Cup we would take it seriously, and we have done. We have had some difficult matches and we are still in it at the semi-final stage. It would be silly to get to the semi-final stage and not think you can win the competition.

"The other three competitions will take care of themselves in their own time. All you can do is approach every match and try to win it."