The teenager has but to begin within the Premier League this season (Pictures: Getty)Chelsea teenager Ian Maatsen has hinted he might want to make a ‘troublesome alternative’ if his sport time beneath Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t enhance.
However, Maatsen has struggled to interrupt into the workforce and is but to begin within the Premier League this season, making seven substitute appearances for a mixed whole of 107 minutes.
He was referred to as as much as the senior Netherlands squad in September however misplaced his place for the latest spherical of worldwide fixtures, dropping right down to the Under-21s.
Maatsen nonetheless harbours hopes of constructing the Dutch squad for subsequent summer time’s European Championships however he is aware of he must be taking part in often for that to occur – and will, in the end, want to depart Chelsea.
Speaking to Algemeen Dagblad, Maatsen defined: ‘The European Championship, that’s what I’m secretly hoping for.
‘I believe I’ve additionally proven myself properly to the nationwide coach throughout coaching [back in September] .
Maatsen in motion in opposition to Gibraltar U21 on Thursday evening (Picture: Getty)‘I additionally know that I’ve to play extra for that. I nonetheless assume that’s doable at Chelsea.
‘As a younger participant you at all times need extra. I acquire confidence from the coach’s phrases and I’m prepared when the chance comes.
‘In the meantime, I’ve to maintain all choices open. I could must make troublesome selections later, however then the membership will point out that.’
Asked about his relationship with Pochettino, Maatsen continued: ‘The supervisor advised me, “You have all the things a participant wants”.
‘We have constructed up a superb relationship, additionally as a result of he’s very open. His door is open for everybody to speak. He additionally desires to be taught from his gamers.’
Chelsea have had one thing of a range dilemma at left-back this season, with Levi Colwill initially most well-liked there and Ben Chilwell pushed additional ahead, however the latter’s harm nonetheless didn’t open up alternatives for Maatsen with Marc Cucurella most well-liked just lately.
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