Marko Marin admits Branislav Ivanovic had a big influence on his move to Chelsea.

Last Friday, Ivanovic told that he was friends with Marin having first met when Serbia played Germany in South Africa two years ago, and now Marin gives his side of the tale.

"Everybody knows that I was born in the ex-Yugoslavia so before and after the game I talked to the Serbian guys, and now when I knew that I was coming to Chelsea I phoned him and we talked a lot and now he is helping me a lot, mostly little things but it is good to have somebody here who talks in my language.

"It is really good to go together to dinner and we are lucky for restaurants here in London, but we didn't go for Serbian food yet."