Chelsea youngster hopes to learn from world-class Gary Cahill and John Terry
Kurt Zouma hails Gary Cahill and John Terry as 'great centre-halves'
Kurt Zouma is hoping to learn from Gary Cahill and John Terry, hailing the Chelsea pair as two of the best defenders in the world.
Blues manager Jose Mourinho has started to gradually introduce the 20-year-old into the Chelsea side since the centre-half joined up with the squad this summer.
It’s very important for me and I learn a lot every time I play or I train with them
Zouma scored his first Chelsea goal on his Stamford Bridge debut as the Blues beat Bolton Wanderers in the League Cup before playing in the 6-0 win against Maribor.
And the French star, who made a brief appearance at Old Trafford on Sunday, lifted the lid on life at the west London side after agreeing his move in January.
“Bolton was my first game at Stamford Bridge and I was very happy to score my first goal too,” Zouma told Chelsea’s website.
“We won the game as well. If I score again today I will be very happy. I hope I do!
“Then to play in my first Champions League game was amazing. We played very good football and we put on a good spectacle in front of our fans. Everybody was feeling very good about it.
“It’s nice because I played against Bolton with Gary Cahill and against Maribor I played with John Terry. They are two big players, two of the very best defenders in the world.
“I like to play with them. It’s very important for me and I learn a lot every time I play or I train with them.”
Zouma agreed a £12m move to Chelsea from Lyon in January, returning on loan to the Ligue 1 side until the end of the 2013/14 season.