CHELSEA legend Ashley Cole has revealed that Ben Chilwell spoke to him and requested for recommendation earlier than his big-money transfer from Leicester Metropolis.
Chilwell joined the Blues final summer time for £50million – because the West London aspect splashed round £230million on new expertise.
Ben Chilwell sought Ashley Cole out for recommendation earlier than his £50m transfer from Leicester MetropolisCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
And showing on Sky Sports activities as a pundit for England’s Nations League match in opposition to Belgium on Sunday, Cole revealed he informed the left-back to proceed to work laborious and to keep up a successful mentality.
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Cole mentioned: “I believe coming right into a younger group most likely helped him, however from minute one, he was hungry to show that he was ok.
“That is what he mentioned to me, that he needs to return right here, hit the bottom operating, ‘what do I’ve to do?’
“I mentioned: ‘Pay attention, simply hold working laborious and wish to play for the membership, wish to win,’ and right away, he’s are available in and finished that.
“I believe Chelsea look defensively higher with him. Once more, they’ve that higher steadiness.
“I believe he can deal with the ball in each space – defensively, within the middle-third, he can cope with it and naturally, attacking-wise, he can cross, he can shoot, he can mix. He’s acquired all of it.”
Ashley Cole revealed he informed Chilwell to work laborious and keep a successful mentalityCredit score: Sky Sports activities
Chilwell started for the Three Lions in opposition to Belgium on Sunday night time.
Nevertheless, he was compelled off by way of harm after simply 38 minutes and was seen holding his again as he limped off the pitch.
The harm will go away Chelsea boss Frank Lampard sweating over his defender’s health with the Blues going through Newcastle at St James’s Park of their subsequent recreation.