Conte: Christensen a future Chelsea captain

first_imgChelsea Christensen a future Chelsea captain, says Conte Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 00:38 2/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andreas Christensen - cropped Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Manchester United v Chelsea Manchester United The defender has staked claim to a regular spot in the Blues line-up this season, and his manager sees a bright future for him at Stamford Bridge Antonio Conte absolved Andreas Christensen of blame for the Champions League draw with Barcelona and anointed the defender as a future Chelsea captain.The Denmark international was at fault for Lionel Messi’s equaliser at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday as his loose pass was picked off by Andres Iniesta.It was a rare error in an otherwise impressive season from the 21-year-old, who has started 25 matches in all competitions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Conte claimed he had already forgotten the incident and tipped Christensen to eventually inherit the Blues’ armband.”During your career you can make a lot of mistakes. If I had to speak about my mistakes from my career we would be here all day,” the Italian told reporters on Friday.”Christensen is having a fantastic season and showing great maturity.”For me, apart from his mistake, his performance [against Barcelona] was wonderful. I trust Christensen.Conte says Andreas Christensen has been excellent this season and adds he can be a defender for Chelsea for many years, and a future captain, too. #MUNCHE— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 23, 2018″I think this player is a present player for Chelsea and can be here for 10, 12 years. I think he can be captain.”Christensen signed for Chelsea in 2012 and has won 14 caps for Denmark. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img

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