‘I think it’s a bit early to talk about it now. We are in the middle of the year, there are still six months left and lots of matches and competitions to play. It’s not necessary to say today that I deserve it.’
The midfielder was also asked about his long-term future at the press conference. He was quick to confirm he hopes to expand on his successful Chelsea career to date, with the Champions League triumph whetting his appetite for more silverware in the two years he has remaining on his contract at present.