When I was back to 100 per cent fitness, I was able to show what I was capable of. I like to think I will bring a freshness into the Euros, and now that I am captain, I am going to do my best to take responsibility.

The more you play against teams and defenders, the more you get to know them. You know if they are more nervous; you know, on the pitch, people are different. I try to adapt to their character.

If I ever leave, it'll be after winning a championship. You need to go out on a high so that people remember you for the right reasons.

For me, it's easier to play with my right foot. It's simple. If I go right, I see Diego and have different solutions: I go alone or pass to Diego, or the midfield can join in. If I go the other way, the cross with my left foot is not good.

Any strengthening of the squad, in a League and Champions League which demands so much, is a good thing because you need many top quality players.

Deep down, I never wanted to see Mourinho fired. We experienced some very beautiful things together in 2015.

Individually, I am very happy because I can play in every game. I can be on the pitch and do what I like to do, which is play football.

I can still take the hits; it's not a problem for me. I accept the blows. I can take the punches like a boxer.

I watched videos of great players. I was inspired by what they did, then I used to try things out in training.

It is hard to say no to PSG - as with all teams capable of winning the Champions League, There is always uncertainty in football.

The first pitch I played on, for my first club, Braine-le-Comte, was only a metre from our house! I progressed very quickly.

Why change? If you're happy, and things are going really well at one place, there is no need to change.

I try to be this kind of player: the type who does something whenever he gets the ball. Sometimes in the past, I've gone through games where I've not touched the ball for 20 or 30 minutes.

I know as soon as a game is finished if I have done well. I don't need people to tell me. I want to achieve perfection.

For a young player like me, it is good to play for a club that can get to the semi-finals because one of the reasons I play football is for these big games.

Kante is a good player. For me, it is good because he speaks French. We know he is a fantastic player; he runs a lot and works for the team.

I'm not a top-five player yet. Maybe I'm close to it, but I still have to work on some aspects. You can only be part of that group if you are decisive in the top games.

It is always good to be on the scoresheet.

When the game is finished, it's completely finished. I'm with my kids. Sometimes people say to me, 'Oh, did you see the game?' and I say, 'No, I didn't see the game'. I watch if my friends are playing or my brothers. But not always.

You want to win the games, to win trophies.

We feel good. We are full of confidence. We take game after game and try to win every game.

I try to play like I did when I was a young boy playing in my garden. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's not so good, but I try to always make sure I give my best to help the team, even if I am not having the best game myself.

That's my mentality. Just because somebody has fouled me, there is no reason for me to be nasty to him. I try to respect football as much as possible, and when someone is injured, you put the ball out.

These days, I'm always trying to have lots of touches, to be involved, and to play my football for 90 minutes.

You question yourself all the time as a footballer. You have to focus on the positives.

I have always been the same player, but Conte knows how to treat players, having played at the highest level himself.

I don't need to speak about N'Golo; everyone knows about him. He's everywhere. I think, sometimes when I'm on the pitch, I see him twice. One on the left, one on the right. I think I'm playing with twins!

Chelsea have made a good investment for me, but I did not put any pressure on them.

If my wife was to say, 'Honey, I'd like you to go to PSG', I would have to take it into account.

The Champions League is the one thing missing from my career. When I look at the history of the competition and the people that have taken part, the top, top players have all won it. For many, it is why they have been regarded as top players.

You have to be ready for all the games and be at 100 per cent if you want to win in this League.

I play on the left hand side, and I try to do the best I can.

A couple of games, I played up front when Diego Costa was not there. We know to create movement - not even to get the ball, but create space for others. Now I understand football is not always with the ball at my feet.

When you are young, you sometimes play one good game and then one bad game.

Chelsea are a big club - we have to win titles and to qualify for the Champions League. There's a lot to do, but we'll try to do it all.

My first trophy in France was the Young Player of the Year. I was 17. Chelsea is not just one player. It is not only me. We have signed a lot of players. Now we have some good signings like Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa.

I spoke with Abramovich. He is very simple and loves football. We were on the same wavelength: he wants to confirm Chelsea's position at the top.

For the strikers, we have more freedom, and even when we lose the ball, if we press together, we can get it back, and it is good system for Chelsea.

I don't want to say PSG is a step backwards, but It would be returning to something I already know. I'm always in for new challenges. When I will leave Chelsea one day, it would be to discover something new.

It's true that I'm even better than I could have imagined, both in football and in my private life!

I'm not saying I like to be kicked, but it's good for me to feel I am in the game. Definitely. A motivation.

You mustn't smile when you lose. You have to be sad like other people. You have to win every game.

I'd played some very good games, at Manchester United, at Tottenham Hotspur, but they'd lacked a goal. There've been times when I could have scored myself, but I've played a pass to a team-mate instead.

I love to set up my teammates. I am not here to be a star, to show off. I am here to play for the others, but if I have to try and clinch a game, then I will.

Jose Mourinho and I get along well. I've lots of respect for him. He gives me a lot of confidence. After a bad game, he dares to say, 'We have played with 10 today,' but that's it. At moments like that, he leaves me alone.

My target is to give everything, and only if we win the trophies will I be relaxed.

Out of all the clubs who were interested, I got the feeling that, deep down, Chelsea showed that they really wanted me. There were lots of reasons I came to Chelsea. They showed a real desire to get me to come here. I didn't have to think about it too much.

Football is good, but family, close friends, my brothers - I have family everywhere - is the most important thing.

We are professionals. We know when we're playing badly, so if you have a poor game, you work in training to put things right so form comes back.