Ruben Loftus-Cheek claims he just decided to remain at Chelsea, given the fight over the past couple of seasons to claim a starting XI in the first team.
Loftus-Cheek Injuries also added to the problems at Stamford Bridge. The English just recently recovered from a long-term injury to Achilles.
The 24-year-old claims he’s able to grow old with the Blues and says Frank Lampard ‘s emergence wasn’t the catalyst behind his decision to stay at Stamford Bridge.
“I don’t see myself as a young player anymore. Frank came in, but I was always thinking of signing for Chelsea before he came in.” – Loftus-Cheek said in an interview with Independent.
“Frank coming in didn’t change my opinion to stay even more. I was happy at Chelsea and my plan was to stay here.”
The midfielder has played in seven matches for the Blues after football resumed with the side struggling to finish in the top four in the Premier League and in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
The English International player claims that before his injury which was written in July 2019, that he is loyal to the team which he entered as a seven-year-old in 2004 as he was able to ink a new deal with the Blues.
“I was injured at the time [of signing my new contract] – I came off the back of a good season with Chelsea when Sarri was here,” – Loftus-Cheek said
“It was my highest-scoring season. I played a lot more games and I felt like a Chelsea player who had contributed to winning in that season.
“So, to get injured was a blow and to be honest I didn’t think I would be injured for so long. I didn’t think it would take a year for me to come back.” – he added.
“So that was in my thoughts when I was signing my contract. But it obviously didn’t happen like that. I’m devoted to Chelsea.
“I’ve been here since I was seven years old. After the season with Sarri, there was no reason for me to leave Chelsea.” – the 24-year old concluded.