Ruben LoftusCheek aims for patience

first_imgThe 22-year-old Chelsea defender wants more football time at his club, but he knows he has to work hard in order to get itRuben Loftus-Cheek has been part of the English Premier League club Chelsea since 2004.He played for ten years under the youth system at the London institution.And in 2014, he was called up for the senior squad, where so far he has appeared in 24 occasions, scoring one goal.But after a one-year loan to Crystal Palace, where he played the exact same number of games in one season than in three years at Chelsea, Loftus-Cheek wants more.“I’d like to have more appearances by now, but it’s just the way my journey has gone, and I just have to be patient with it,” he told Sky Sports.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I can see it as a positive; I’m playing for England, playing well when I play, and that’s without too many appearances so it’s still raw in that sense.”“Being at Chelsea, it’s a top club with top players,” he added.“When I’m training at 17 or 18 with the first team, it was really good for my education playing with these top players.”“I really enjoyed playing and training with them, I could feel myself getting better every day and improving, but it got to a point where training wasn’t enough and you need the exposure in the Premier League,” he explained.“That’s when I took the chance to go to Palace, and even when that happened, I thought I could’ve done it earlier. I started really enjoying my football, playing in the Premier League every week, and I felt the benefits.”last_img