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Christensen happy to stay at Chelsea after January assurances

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Still needed.

Vidi FC v Chelsea FC - UEFA Europa League - Group L Photo by Laszlo Szirtesi/Getty Images

Andreas Christensen was happy to see his name called by Maurizio Sarri for Thursday’s Europa League knockout round match against Malmö FF and he will be expecting the same for the second leg this coming week as well.

As part of the second-string group, the 22-year-old has not played nearly as much as he had last season, but his future remains solidly Blue.

”[There was] a lot of talk but it was quickly made clear that the club still saw me as someone who would play. Of course thats really nice to hear so I just have to keep proving my self. I think I’ve been good the last few times I’ve got the chance and then I can only hope that I’ll be selected more often.”

“Obviously I had a lot of doubts but once the club assured me I am needed, it really wasn’t that hard for me to accept. I’ve been in the club for many years and I still love being here. It’s solely because of the playing time that the transfer consideration started. But I’m looking forward and I’ve come to terms with the situation.”

-Andreas Christensen; source: Bold.dk via /r/chelseafc

Unlike a few others in that second-string, including most notably Callum Hudson-Odoi, the assurances Christensen received in words have been followed by the appropriate action as well.

And they lived happily ever after!