Andreas Christensen has become something of a possible icon at Stamford Bridge this season, with many tipping the youngster to grow well into the shoes of former captain John Terry.
His displays in the famous blue shirt has attracted talk of becoming Chelsea captain in the Blues next generation of players and former defender at the club William Gallas says Christensen has the potential of becoming the club’s next captain if he learns a thing or two from Terry.
Christensen has performed very well for Chelsea since he was introduced to the first team this season, especially after he took over the middle in the three-man defense from David Luiz, who fell out with Antonio Conte.
The Italian manager has shown a lot of faith in the central defender this season. The young Dane has made 34 appearances this season in all competitions, making the position beside Cezar Azpilicueta his won.
To get the captain’s armband at the club he been at since age 13, Christensen has to be a bit more vocal in issuing instructions to his teammates, according to Gallas.
“He is still young and what he does is unbelievable. He is the main central defender for Chelsea and everybody makes mistakes. The best central defenders make mistakes. So for me, I am not worried for Christensen because when you see him playing, he is not scared because of his age.
He takes his responsibility. He knows how to speak to his team-mates. For the next game, you have to be sure that he won’t make the same mistake. So for me, for the future, he will be a great, great defender.
I know he will have a good career. If he listens to the more experienced players, he can be one of the best defenders. He has to improve by maybe speaking a little bit more on the pitch, to be a leader in his defensive line. That is very important in football, the communication.”
William Gallas, Goal