Andreas Christensen made his Chelsea first team debut against Shrewsbury on Tuesday, which was surely the most exciting moment of the young Dane's career. Yesterday, he spoke with Chelsea TV about the experience, playing right back, and what some of the senior members of the squad told him:
‘I’ve played at right-back before but it’s been quite a while since I did that so I was just trying to see my clips from before, see what I did and try and do it again.'
‘The manager told me to be myself, play how I normally do and I would be fine. JT, Gary Cahill and some of the other older players told me to not rush it, play it as simple as long as I could then when I felt a bit more comfortable risk it a bit more.'
Whatever advice he was getting from the senior members of the squad seemed to have stuck, because Christensen looked pretty good for a debutante. If disaster strikes and we're forced to play Christensen for a few games at some point, I'd be happier than if I was an Arsenal fan forced to watch Hector Bellerin.
Congratulations on the debut, Andreas. Hopefully you get a few more minutes against Derby and in our final group stage game (assuming it's meaningless).