Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has described the UEFA Champions League as the best competition in the world.
The Premier League champions face FC Porto on Wednesday night hoping to qualify for the second round of Europe’s elite competition.
‘It’s the best competition in the world and playing in the Champions League gives you the chance to play against the very best teams,’ said Zouma, chelseafc.com reports.
‘Because you are playing against teams from other countries there are differences to playing in the Premier League, which I think is the best championship in the world. In European fixtures there are not the same kind of systems on the pitch, and not the same type of games. You have to think differently, you have to adapt and you have to travel much further, too.
‘I’m at a big club and I’m here to learn so I am very happy to have played some Champions League games and to have been given the chance to see how different teams in other countries play football.’