New Delhi: Former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen expressed his love for Premier League club Chelsea FC here yesterday, and said he is friends with Chelsea stalwarts Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and John Terry.
Kevin Pietersen. Pic/AFP
"Chelsea is my team. I am good friends with many players in Chelsea, including Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and John Terry. I live in Chelsea and train there too. I also underwent rehabilitation in Chelsea when I had my Achilles tendon injury," Pietersen said Sunday.
The 33-year-old was at the Ambedkar Stadium here to announce the names of two children, who will be Adidas' FIFA Fairplay Flag Bearers.
Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and John Terry
Six children, four to be picked from other cities, will see the World Cup pre-quarterfinal in Sao Paulo. With Chelsea currently third in the EPL League on 78 points, Pietersen said winning the title is tough. Man City and Liverpool are first and second, both on 80 points, and with only two rounds to go, Manchester look to be the favourites.
"It's going to be tough for Chelsea. With Manchester City winning 3-2 against Everton last night, they lead the table and are title favourites. But Chelsea have already said that they are targeting the title next year. You can't win every year," added KP.
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