Upton Park

Next Game

West Ham v Chelsea

Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 19:45

Barclays Prem

Wembley

Last Game

Chelsea 2 - 0 Tottenham

Sunday, 01 March 2015, 16:00

Capital One Cup Final

Kalas wants to emulate Terry

Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas says he dreams of emulating his childhood hero John Terry at Stamford Bridge.

Last Updated: 11/05/14 at 12:51 Post Comment

Tomas Kalas: Dreams of emulating John Terry at Chelsea

Tomas Kalas: Dreams of emulating John Terry at Chelsea

The 20-year-old replaced the injured Terry to make his Premier League debut against Liverpool in the recent 2-0 win at Anfield, having spent the previous two seasons on loan at Vitesse Arnhem.

Kalas joined the Blues from Czech side Sigma Olomouc in 2010 for a fee reported to be in the region of £5.2million and has three first-team appearances to his name.

As a youngster, he modelled his game on Terry and admits he is delighted to be part of the same team as him.

"I always watched Chelsea and wanted to play for them. It was because JT was my idol," he told The Sun.

"What marked him out as my star player was how he read the game, his experience, his heading - everything.

"It was a dream from the moment I signed to be at the club for a long time like JT and become a legend. But I can't begin to compare myself to him yet."

Kalas tried to remain modest when asked if he was ready to replace Terry, who turns 34 this year, but says he is prepared to step in when required.

"If I say yes, I show myself to have a big head. If I say no, it's like I don't have confidence - it's somewhere in between. But confidence-wise, yes I think so," he said.

"If I wasn't confident to start or come off the bench, then I shouldn't be here."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

e'll be fine, no problem. If they do get relegated, he's definitely going to ask how anyone could ever have thought that Villa were going to be fine given their problems before he came.

treeman1
Premier League Winners And Losers

S

toke though. Hmn. I don't think it was defending that made people dislike Stoke so much as the out and out cheating/nastiness they regularly displayed. That, and they kept buying the odd flair player and then ruining them (Oh! Tuncay, what were you thinking?).

megabrow (cufc)
Being Defensive About Being Defensive...

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

Footer 365

Liverpool boss Rodgers says Coutinho should be named top player

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes the form of Philippe Coutinho should make him player of the year.

Manchester United winger Di Maria was 'too ugly' for Real Madrid

Former Barcelona coach claims Real Madrid sold Angel Di Maria to Manchester United because he was 'too ugly' for them.

Adam Johnson bailed

Adam Johnson bailed after being arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16.

Mail Box

Henderson The Best Midfielder In PL?

Jordan Henderson is named by two afternoon Mailboxers as the PL's best midfielder, while another suggests Man United are trying to emulate Barca...

Jose Settles Most Boring Team Debate...

There's lots of reaction to Chelsea and Liverpool's wins on Sunday, plus one Mailboxer asking: Who is the Premier League's best midfielder?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company