Ballack: I have become more ruthless
Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has discussed the reason he believes he has performed at a higher level in the Premiership this season.
He said: “There are six national team captains at Chelsea — John Terry for England, Didier Drogba for Ivory Coast, Andriy Shevchenko for Ukraine, Petr Cech for Czech Republic, Claudio Pizarro for Peru and myself.
“And there are numerous other world-class players so you have to make yourself known otherwise you disappear in such a constellation.
“It would eat you up. That’s why I have become more ruthless. I wanted to show I could rise to this challenge.”