Chelsea’s first-team defender, Reece James has shed light on his position as a right-wing back which he plays for both club and country.
The defender was speaking in an interview which was reported on the official website of Chelsea Football Club. According to James, football has evolved beyond when a fullback just has to stick with his position as a fullback.
I know my ability and how well I can strike a ball. Whenever I get the opportunity, I always try and score and give myself the best chance of scoring or getting an assist.
Full-backs were just full-backs before, but now they’re trying to use them as an extra player. We have space there and sometimes it works in your favour.
It’s great when you get high up the pitch and attack but sometimes the game is more difficult and you can’t do that because you’re defending more.
In football, anything can happen and counter-attacks happen every game, so you have always got to remain switched on and not go to sleep.
The youngster also spoke about the best goal he has scored for Chelsea since he moved to the first team of the club.
Probably the one in the 4-4 draw with Ajax felt the best. It was my first Champions League goal and that game was so crazy.
We were down 4-1 and if we had said at that point that we were going to come back and draw, I think we would have been written off. On top of that, it was my first goal in Europe and I was so young as well.
It’s electric when you celebrate goals like that – you score and then you can see the joy and excitement from the fans as well. It’s a great feeling.
James has been regarded as one of the best right-wing backs in the Premier League. The Englishman exploited that position when Thomas Tuchel arrived at Chelsea in January 2021.
However, he has since won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup since he got drafted to the first team of the Blues.Follow Us On Social Media 👇
EPL: Perfect Signing – Arsenal Told To Recruit Ex-manchester United Star, Ronaldo
Former Arsenal goalkeeper, David Seaman, has urged the Gunners to sign former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
Seaman believes it would be a perfect signing if Arsenal brought Ronaldo to Emirates Stadium.
Ronaldo is presently a free agent after his contract with Man United was terminated this week.
The Portugal captain’s contract was terminated days after his explosive interview with broadcaster Piers Morgan in which he slammed Man United, the Glazer family, Erik ten Hag, among others.
“Ronaldo is far from done and he would be perfect for Arsenal,” Seaman told TalkTV.
“I would applaud him [for the explosive interview] because he is obviously talking the truth. A lot of the stuff he came out with is not the stuff we have not heard.
“We have heard a lot of other experienced players moaning and criticising Man United for the way the ground is and the training.
“That shocked me and that should not be happening. He has been all around the world and seen how everywhere has progressed and he comes back to his beloved Man United and nothing has changed.”
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Transfer: Aston Villa Chase Super Eagles Forward, Onuachu
Premier League club, Aston Villa are monitoring Paul Onuachu’s situation at KRC Genk.
The Nigeria international has constantly been linked with a move away from Belgian Pro League outfit, Genk following his goal scoring exploit at the club.
Onuachu registered 33 goals in 38 league appearances for the Smurfs in the 2020/21 campaign.
Last season, he netted 21 times in 35 league outings for the former Belgian Pro League champions.
The 27-year-old has caught the eye again this term, having scored 13 goals in 14 league outings.
Onuachu is expected to be in the news again when the transfer window reopens in January.
According to Jeunesfooteux, Aston Villa have an interest in the forward.
The Midlands club are looking to add more firepower to their attack despite new manager, Unai Emery having Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings at his disposal.
Aston Villa are also tracking Onuachu’s international teammate, Samuel Chukwueze.
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