The departure of John Terry has allowed Andreas Christensen the chance to get first-team football at Chelsea, however, it appears the former Blue is still on hand for the 21-year-old’s concerns with his form.
The young Denmark international has been a first-team regular for Antonio Conte’s side, keeping the likes of Gary Cahill and Antonio Rudiger to making limited appearances in the back three. However, his form has started to dip, which has seen him make some costly errors.
Christensen has featured for the Blues in 36 appearances across all competitions this term, and that amount of competitive action that he has faced in his first full year with the Stamford Bridge outfit could start to be showing. He has made mistakes against Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City which have proved to be crucial.
Terry offers advice to young protege
Christensen has admitted that he has been slightly concerned with those errors that he has made, although he is determined to overcome them and has stated that they are not typical mistakes, leading him to seek help from the Chelsea legend.
“My teammates have seen all my other performances, so they know these mistakes aren’t typical for me,” he told Eurosport.
“I had a talk with John Terry – he has also experienced setbacks, and is always nice to talk to someone watching it from the outside and to learn they have experienced the same.”
Terry has offered the Danish centre-back some advice and acknowledged that they can make mistakes which will be highlighted, however, he should not dwell on it and move on quickly from them.
“He told me it is natural to make mistakes and he tried to put it in perspective for me, saying we can’t change a goal scored against us, so when we make mistakes it is more crucial and it is easy for people to point,” he added.
“I have realised it, looked at it and now I have moved on.”
Christensen had feared his place in the team could be jeopardised due to the errors, however, Conte has stuck by him and he is now ready to focus on the remaining games of Chelsea’s poor campaign.