EPL: Lampard made life difficult, Tuchel believes in me – Christensen


Chelsea defender, Andreas Christensen, has said life was difficult for him during the reign of Frank Lampard as the club’s manager.

The Denmark International said the current manager, Thomas Tuchel believes in him and has given him the opportunity to play for the club he loves.

He disclosed this while dropping a hint that he is set to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge after putting the ‘difficult period’ he endured under Lampard behind him.

Christensen, 25, who is a product of Chelsea academy, found himself on the periphery of the squad last season but has since established himself as a key player at the heart of Tuchel’s defence.

“I know a lot is being said right now. I can not say too much, but I think it looks good,” Christensen told Danish publication Ekstra Bladet.

“We have won the Champions League and the Super Cup.

“I am very happy to be at this club and feel Chelsea are the right place to be in England.

“I know Thomas Tuchel believes in me. I have also played a big role since he came.

“I had a very difficult period under Lampard, shortly before he was fired.

“Now luckily it’s going the right way for me. But yes, things can go fast in this world.

“The most important thing is just that I have never given up.”

The central defender, who is currently on international duties with Denmark, will hope to lead Chelsea’s defence in their next match against Aston Villa on Saturday.





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