‘People don’t understand me’ – Andreas Christensen gives emotional reason for leaving Chelsea

Andreas Christensen
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A lot has been said about former Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen.

The 26-year-old who had been at the club for a decade, decided to end his ten years association with Chelsea, as he left Stamford Bridge as a free agent.

The Dane international was initially close to signing a new contract with Chelsea earlier this year, but ended up changing his mind.

According to reports, Christensen is set for a move to Barcelona and has already agreed verbal terms with the Spanish giants.

Andreas Christensen allegedly decided not to play against Liverpool in the FA Cup final, and didn’t play for Chelsea until the end of the season.  

A lot has been said about Christensen since the incident against Liverpool, and he has now spoken up for the first time since then.

“I had a tough decision to make at the age of 16 to leave Denmark,” Christensen said in a statement.

“I met many different clubs but there was only ever one choice for me and that was Chelsea. From the moment I arrived they made me feel at home, I’m grateful to Jim Fraser and Neil Bath who immediately embraced me as part of their family.

“Some of my proudest moments at the club were when we won FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League. Those were a special group of young players that I was proud to have as teammates.

“I was fortunate to play under some fantastic managers including [Antonio] Conte, [Jose] Mourinho and now Thomas Tuchel. Last year was my proudest achievement as a player when we lifted the Champions League in Porto.

“I was a young boy at Chelsea with all the hopes and fears of a player starting his career, I’m grateful to the whole club for making my dream come true.”