Chelsea defensive starlet: ‘Loan move away would be a step back’

first_img Young Chelsea defender Nathan Ake 1 Young Chelsea defender Nathan Ake says he has no plans to leave the club on loan as he looks to break into the first-team.The 19-year-old has found first-team action hard to come by this season, making two appearances in the Capital One Cup, one in the Champions League and none in the Premier League.However, despite the lack of opportunities, Ake has revealed that talks with Jose Mourinho have convinced him to stay at Stamford Bridge.“I feel I am getting closer to the first XI and a loan move would take me further back,” Ake told NUSport.“I recently had a conversation with Jose Mourinho, he feels that I am progressing well and asked me to keep improving.“I feel I am doing well and can compete at the top level for 90 minutes. The goal this season is to play as many minutes of first-team football as possible.”last_img read more