Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao enjoyed his first taste of life with the BluesGetty Images

Radamel Falcao has told Chelsea fans he enjoyed the first training session with his new teammates in North America.

The 29-year-old forward was given an extended break by manager Jose Mourinho following his efforts in the Copa America, where Colombia's run to the quarter-finals was ended by Argentina. He only arrived on US soil on 21 July, before finally getting involved in some work with the first team squad two days later.

On loan from AS Monaco, 'El Tigre' is under pressure to perform for the Blues this season after failing to find form during a season-long loan at Manchester United.

With Didier Drogba leaving the club this summer, Chelsea are in need of dependable back-ups for Diego Costa and Falcao will be eager to prove his worth alongside Loic Remy at Stamford Bridge.

John Terry and Gary Cahill have already given the player their backing, revealing they told Mourinho to sign Falcao after coming up against him on the pitch.

And the former Porto hitman appeared to get on well with his teammates during a session in New Jersey. He trained on the pitch, but did not feature in the 4-2 defeat to the New York Red Bulls on 21 July.

Falcao shared his experience with fans on Twitter and Instagram, posting a message saying he was 'happy' to get back to work and enjoying the opportunity to play for the champions.

Whether that enjoyment translates to minutes on the pitch remains to be seen, but Falcao will have two matches to prove himself on the remainder of the pre-season tour, with Chelsea facing Paris Saint-Germain next before a showdown with Barcelona.

They then return to England for the FA Community Shield against Arsenal, before opening their Premier League campaign with a clash against Swansea at Stamford Bridge.