Walsall winger Milan Lalkovic has revealed, that in his boyhood he was a big fan of the Blues. Interestingly, the player is graduated from Chelsea youth system but he promises, that on Wednesday night he will try to do all his best, to beat Premier League champions.
Between 2007-2010 Lalkovic was the player of the senior Chelsea team, but never made a competitive appearance for the club. He spent several years on different loans at Doncaster Rovers, ADO Den Haag, Vitória de Guimarães and Walsal. In 2014 the Blues released Lalkovič and made him available for free transfer. Lalkovic joined Walsall on a free transfer from Barnsley this summer.
Slovak winger told Walsall’s official website :
“I was hoping we would get them away, but maybe it’s good for us that we’ve got them at home because it would have been more difficult at Stamford Bridge,”
”I have good memories of my time there. It just didn’t work out, unfortunately. ”
”But I have nothing to prove to them. ”
“It’s in the past and it’s about me being a Walsall player. Playing against Chelsea is a little bit different because I grew up there and became a man there, but I haven’t got anything to prove. ”
“I’m just going to enjoy the occasion and play as well as I can. ”
“We’re not under any pressure. We have to make it as hard as we can for them.”