Mourinho declared few days ago that parents and agents could take career decisions for their wards that will hamper their growth. He was speaking in response to questions raised as regards Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s future at the Stamford bridge. Mourinho says the player won’t be loaned out, and will be staying with the club next season. Another academy graduate, Izzy Brown shares this same philosophy with the special one. In his words,
“It is a hard balance, but if you’re training with the best players in the world and learning from the best manager in the world, what more can you ask for? That’s maybe more development for me than going to play in the Championship. What happens next season all depends how pre-season goes. We will have a sit down and talk about it and see where my future is. But long-term, it is definitely at Chelsea.”
These were his words after making his debut for Chelsea during Monday’s league game against his former club, West Bromwich Albion. The 18 year-old forward who was however subjected to boos and jeers upon his return to the club made it clear thus,
“My dream was always to play for Chelsea so when the chance came, I couldn’t say no.
It had nothing to do with the money. I love Chelsea and I love playing for the club I supported.”
It is hoped that the promising bloke stays on at Chelsea and grow to become a great player. Mourinho reportedly said of him after signing him from West Brom,
“Blame me if Brown do not become a senior England international under my management.”
With such assuring words of utmost faith and belief in his ability, the England under-19 international will definitely stay and learn under Mourinho till he is made into a fine player.