Chelsea quotes from Terry, Cole

Below are quotes from Chelsea captain/defender John Terry and midfielder Joe Cole taken after Chelsea's practice this morning. Terry was voted 2005 Player of the Year in the English Premier League by the Professional Footballers Association while Cole has been a standout midfielder for both Chelsea and the English national team.

Chelsea Captain/defender John Terry on Chelsea's USA Tour...

"We've been here a few days now and have had one game. The training has been good, the facilities are fantastic; as far as hotels, the pitch, the training facilities are very good. Overall it's been great, and we've got great weather as well."

Terry on DC United...

"I've seen them quite a few times. When we have late away games and we get back at 2, 3, or 4 in the morning and switch the TV on and some of the games are on overseas. I know Freddy Adu plays there; you know a couple of other good players. It's going to be a good game and a good test I think."

Terry on the American fans they played in front of on Sunday in Foxborough, Massachusetts...

"It was very good playing in front of them. The American fans are fantastic, it's a different atmosphere from the atmosphere back home, and it was a great turnout. It was a friendly match, but they showed their appreciation in coming out and enjoying the sport and hopefully we can come over and make American soccer a little bit bigger each year as we progress."

Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole on playing in New York...

"Yeah, it's fantastic. Flying here from England and seeing the sights is really a great experience and I'm really enjoying myself."

Cole on the U.S. National Team...

"We played the national side and won 2-1. Good players with a good style of play. You don't really see that style in England but they are all professionals and good players and we'll see what happens with the World Cup."

Cole on Chelsea's squad...

"Just judging by training, the guys have been looking very sharp. Guys have come in fresh and we hopefully we can make a good run."


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