Ben Chilwell’s rough summer continued into a frustrating start to the season, but the England left-back believes an open, encouraging talk with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel helped him get back on track.
The 24-year-old has had a wild five months, going from winning the Champions League to being a spectator – and a period of self-isolation – during the Three Lions’ run to the Euro 2020 final.
Chilwell did not play a minute at the tournament and had to bide his time in the early weeks of the new season before finally breaking through for club and country a month ago.
“Me and the manager at Chelsea had a very honest conversation where he did say to me ‘you know, I feel like mentally at the moment you’re just, in training, you’re pushing a bit too much to try and get back in the team – we love you here, we know the qualities you possess just relax a little bit, you’re going to get back in’.
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