Spanish stars Juan Mata and Oriol Romeu have been impressed with the continued support they have received from Chelsea supporters in the United States.
Ahead of the Blues’ U.S. tour next month, the young Spaniards have thus committed to repay the backing they have received from their American fans, particularly through social media.
“Lots of people in the USA love football, or soccer, and love Chelsea. I feel this on Twitter and Facebook because they write to me and to the club,” an excited Mata told Chelsea’s official website.
The 24-year old added: “I hope, after our tour, there will be even more Chelsea supporters in America.”
Indeed, the popularity of the Blues has only been established this side of the Atlantic during the Roman Abramovich era and it has undoubtedly reached new heights altogether following last month’s historic Champions League triumph.
Romeu, who has never been to the United States, is confident that the tour will be yet another step in his development at Chelsea since moving from Barcelona last summer.
“I have never been to America but everyone says it is really nice there – the weather, the places, everything. People only have good words for America and the facilities there,” the 20-year old explained.
“I think it is going to be a big experience for all of us ahead of the season because preseason is really important to get your body ready and start the campaign as well as you can. So I am excited about going to the USA,” he concluded.
During their U.S. tour, which covers four different cities, Chelsea will face Paris St. Germain, the MLS All-Stars, the Seattle Sounders, and AC Milan.