Andreas Christensen started off the season on the fringes of the first team at Chelsea, but he has truly emerged into one of the club's most reliable defenders.
Brought in as a 16-year-old in 2012, the Dane has risen quickly up the ranks at Stamford Bridge, with his playing style reminding some of former club captain John Terry.
The 21-year-old has rightfully received a lot of praise for his performances this year, and that was also echoed by manager Antonio Conte, who believes that he can become a captain of the future.
"Christensen is having a fantastic season and showing great maturity," The Italian said after his side's draw against Barcelona at Stamford Bridge last month.
"I have a lot of trust in Christensen. This player is a player for the present for Chelsea, and for Chelsea's future for 10 or 12 years.
"He can also become the captain of this team in the future."
JOHN TERRY HAS BEEN HELPING CHRISTENSEN
But, proceedings have not run as smoothly for the Dane in recent times, who was culpable for Barcelona's vital away goal in their 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
And further mistakes in Chelsea's games against Manchester City and Manchester United had led to the 21-year-old suffering from a crisis of confidence.
In order to help, Christensen has revealed how he sought out advice from club legend Terry, who was more than happy to help.
In an interview with Eurosport in Denmark, per the Guardian, Christensen said: "I try to keep things inside the club, not bringing anything home with me.
"My team-mates have seen all my other performances, so they know that these mistakes aren’t typical for me. I have had a smaller talk with John Terry: he has also experienced setbacks and it is always nice to talk to someone watching it from the outside and to learn that they have experienced the same.
"He told me that it is natural to make mistakes and he tried to put it in perspective for me saying that, if a forward misses a chance, he can make it good again by scoring when he gets the next opportunity.
"But we can’t change a goal scored against us, so when we make mistakes it is more crucial and it is easy for people to point fingers. I have realised it, looked at it and now I have moved on."
Classy words from Terry. The man is much loved at Stamford Bridge, and he is only adding to his lofty reputation by helping out his former side's current stars.
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