Chelsea defender, Reece James has come out to say that he didn’t want to be a right-back. He recently revealed that he never wanted to play in such a position during his Chelsea academy days.
According to him, he eventually embraced the role at Stamford Bridge and it definitely helped him to realise his dreams of turning professional as a teenager.
James added that he was a striker when he arrived at the London club and he even played as a midfielder at some point.
His words, “When I first arrived at Chelsea, I was a striker but then moved to midfield for a couple of seasons,”
“Then, when I was about 15, I found myself playing right-back because there were better players in midfield. I hated it for maybe two or three years and never wanted to play there!”
“But one day it just clicked and I started loving it. I think the penny just dropped that I wouldn’t be playing midfield anymore and this was my new position.”
“[Then] I signed my first professional contract when I was 17. I wanted to be a professional ever since I was a young boy here. I was over the moon.”
“It was a dream come true to make my debut at Stamford Bridge and to score as well,”
“Every time I went to Stamford Bridge as a kid I always wondered what it was like to walk out with the crowd cheering and that was the day I did it.”
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