The 32 year old Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic has recently spoke out about the current Premier League season which has seen Chelsea going from being the champions of England to dropping dangerously low in the league and are now settled in the middle section of the standings.
Chelsea’s Premier League season has been a rollercoaster ride as they have gone from highs to lows and Branislav Ivanovic has also been a turbulent one.
Branislav Ivanovic has revealed details as to why he believes were one of the main reasons of Chelsea’s inconsistency in this season. The Serbian defender said: ‘’We didn’t know what was going wrong around us. No-one inside the club knew. We finished brilliantly last season. We won the trophy. We knew how difficult it was. Jose told us the hardest season in football is the year after you win because everyone else has extra motivation. We were ready for that, but we didn’t start well and we lost control of our game, of our minds.’’
‘’For me that period of three or four months was one of the most disappointing moments in my career. Player by player, we could not deal with the pressure of what being champions of England means. Your opponents have big motivation and they look at you differently, they start to be scared of you. But when we didn’t win for six or seven games, people realized we were not as strong as last season.’’
The season of Branislav Ivanovic is one worth to remember as the player kicked off the current campaign in a disappointing fashion as the right-back of Chelsea but after being shifted to the heart of the defence of Chelsea, things have taken a turn for the better.
This revival of Ivanovic is great news for Chelsea as John Terry has already announced his departure from the Premier League club. Branislav Ivanovic can become a suitable replacement for John Terry and this what Chelsea needs right now as they are going through a transformation process but Branislav Ivanovic will make things easier for the English outfit.