Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has revealed he could be forced to leave the club if he is unable to force his way into Maurizio Sarri’s thinking.
Christensen has been used scarcely by Sarri so far this term. The Dane, who is a product of Chelsea’s academy, is behind both Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz in the pecking order at the back, with Sarri not known for frequent rotation.
He needs to be playing regular first-team football, that is clear. At his tender age, minutes on the pitch are invaluable. If he is not receiving them in adequate amounts, it could be time for a change of scenery. He’s well aware of the reality he faces.
Christensen is quoted by the Daily Star saying:
“It has been a hard season. To be honest, it has been very difficult. I can’t have so much patience again. Now I’m 22 years old and I really want to play.”
“In the last three seasons, I’ve played regularly with every team I’ve been with, so it’s clear that I do not see myself staying if my current situation remains the same.”
This is the unfortunate reality of being a young player coming through at a club of our size. The competition for places is extremely tough. It’d break our heart to see Christensen leave, but few would deny it’d be the best step for his career.