Ruben Loftus-Cheek has opened up on the lack of chances given to him and other youngsters at Stamford Bridge. The English man has struggled to nail a regular place in the side and spent last season on loan to Crystal Palace.
He had an impressive stint at Crystal Palace and his performances for the Eagles in the 2017/18 season earned him a place in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad for Russia 2018. His future has being highly speculated, as there are reports that he may leave the club permanently or be sent out on loan yet again.
Loftus-Cheek has now opened up on the frustrations he was forced to endure as a result of his lack of games while at Chelsea. In an interview with Sky Sports News, Cheek said:
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“It’s been so difficult to go from playing every game then get to the seniors and not be given a chance.
“It’s really difficult mentally, there’s only so long you just enjoy training with top players.
“From a year ago, I’ve improved so much from playing. A game situation is completely different.
“It’s hard to compare the faith of Gareth Southgate and Roy Hodgson and my lack of chances at Chelsea because it’s such a big club – managers are under pressure and maybe don’t want to take a chance on a young player.
“I don’t understand what’s going on behind the scenes fully, but Chelsea’s a massive club and I understand why chances don’t come so often.”