Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been speaking out on a career with the club that he describes as a ‘shambles.’
I don’t think there is a person out there who would disagree with that word being described as Drinkwater’s time at Chelsea, it literally has been nothing short of that since he signed as a Premier League champion from Leicester City in 2007 for £35million.
His Chelsea career never took off and the player himself was surrounded in drama and turmoil in his personal life.
No manager really fancied him at Chelsea, and his career there was doomed from the off.
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Right now, he has just one-year left on his contract and as far as we are aware, he hasn’t signed a new extension before joining Reading on loan this summer, so it is a case of running down his deal at Stamford Bridge before one last attempt to save his football career.
It’s a real sad story to be honest, and Drinkwater has opened up on it to TalkSport.
“Can I paint a picture? No. It’s been a shambles.
“It’s football, it’s never straightforward, it’s never simple. I’m just excited for the new challenges.
“I need to [kick-start my career]. I’m more excited about this than I have been for a few years now, especially how my career’s panned out.
“Games, getting the enjoyment of football back, then going from there. A few have slid away, I’ve made mistakes, I’ve not played.
“I’m in the last year of my contract, so there’s more than just football riding on it. I’ve got other things.
“I’m desperate for games, I know my position and I know it’s not what I’ve expected for ten years.
“So I’ve got to make changes and I’m making the right steps.
” I’ve just got to keep in contact with the manager, trust each other and trust the team. Hopefully they trust me and we can build on that.”