Chelsea youth star Andreas Christensen says that he is extremely happy to have played even at least one season with Didier Drogba.
The Ivory Coast international returned to Chelsea for just one year. During this short spell, he managed to add to his trophy collection with the London outfit after winning the league title and the League Cup. Drogba has left Chelsea in search of regular football and has hinted at a return to the West London outfit in a coaching capacity in the future. For the moment, it is up to players likeChristensen to step up and use the experience learned from playing with a quality player like Drogba.
Christensen is regarded as one of the promising defenders in the Chelsea youth setup and he has been on the fringes of first-team for quite a while. Next season will be a make or break campaign for the Danish player, as he could be sent out on a never-ending series of loan spells if he does not break through. It is one of the difficult aspects for any young player at Chelsea, butChristensen believes that he has learned a lot from Drogba in the last 12 months alone. The 19-year-old played in one league match last season.
“For me, he has been a good opponent in training. He has tried everything in this game. He is good at bringing the group together, talking and joking with everyone, young and old. He has meant a lot to the club, but we would still like to play for another season and therefore he’s going. But I think he will come back for another role at the club when he stops his career. The club loves him, the supporters love him and he loves the club and the supporters. He is probably one of the most important players for the club historically,” said the defender.