Marko Marin is excited to be kicking off preseason with Chelsea.

From the moment he discovered there was the chance of that competition plus playing in the Premier League, he knew he wished to move clubs.

"If Chelsea calls you then it is a really nice feeling. It is a good experience to play in another country and in England, which for me is the best league - not only because the stadiums are full, because we have the same in Germany too, but I think here is another atmosphere in the stadiums," Marin told

"I have played a few games in England and you can feel it, and the intensity and the tempo of the game is so much higher."