"I think at the time I went to Stamford Bridge they were struggling a bit financially. Claudio Ranieri was manager and had the idea of signing up promising young players but Roman Abramovich soon changed all that.
"At first it came as a bit of a shock to see just how hard those players worked and all the extra effort they put in. People like Zola stayed behind after training and put in a lot of extra hours which is something I do now. Most afternoons I'll either work on something like shooting or be in the gym. The big thing I learnt at Chelsea was that hard work really pays off."