The Chelsea youngster, Andreas Christensen, has started to play regularly this season for his club and he admitted that the previous loan in Borussia Mönchengladbach helped him a lot with his development.
He spent two years with the German side and he became a key figure there – but in the end of this spell, he came back to Chelsea to fight for the spot in the starting eleven. The Dane has made 12 appearances this season so far and he has been proving himself to be a valuable part of Antonio Conte’s squad. He is one of a few players who hasn’t been destroyed by Chelsea’s loan policy as the London club has been criticized for that recently.
The Denmark international spoke about his situation as he said, according to Sky Sports: “For me personally, it was the two biggest years of my career. If it went badly I might not be here now, but because it did I am here, feeling confident and in a good spot. The experience of playing in the Champions League and at the top level for two years every week helped me a lot. Both for the club and for me personally, the plan was always to come back into the first team.”
He also added that he was grateful that he spent two years in Gladbach: “Doing two years was important. It wasn’t just one year where you can go and might not get into the team straight away and you end up playing just some of the games. In the first season I learned about the club a bit more and then in the second I started the whole season and became an important player. I was lucky that it went so well and I got two full seasons out of it.”
Christensen claimed that he was lucky and not every player can say that: “It’s different for every player. I was in the right place at the right time, everything just clicked and it was perfect for me.”