Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Antonio Conte picks the Chelsea star who has been the ‘best surprise’ this season: “He’s amazing”


Antonio Conte has hailed Andreas Christensen as Chelsea‘s ‘best surprise’ of the season.

The 21-year-old returned from his two-year loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer and has now cemented his place as a regular at the heart of Chelsea’s defence.

And Conte admits the Dane’s performances have meant that he will continue to get a run of games. ‘His performance was amazing,’ said Conte.

‘Every time I decided to give him the opportunity to play, he played with an amazing performance.

‘It’s not simple to see this composure, this calmness in a young player. Don’t forget, he played big games with great calm and great focus and concentration.

‘We must be happy because, I think, Chelsea found a player who can have the same career as some of the best defenders here.

‘I hope that Christensen helps me to make sure that happens. He’s a serious person, always committed in training sessions.

‘He doesn’t speak a lot. He prefers [actions] to words. I can predict for him a fantastic career.’

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