Chelsea starlet Nathaniel Chalobah is convinced that, together with Ruben Loftus-Cheek,Dominic Solanke and the other young players the Blues are able to replicate Manchester United’s famous ‘Class of 92’.
David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers were part of so-called ”Class of 92”. All of them started their career in Manchester’s United Youth Club and for all of them a list of the countless trophies begins with the 1992 FA Youth Cup-winning. Only then came the time for success in the senior league.
Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is convinced that Chelsea Youth Club Chelsea is able to create their own ,,Class of 92”. Chelsea starlets reached the final of FA Youth Cup for the last four seasons – winning on three occasions. That is why young player has the right to look to the future ambitiously.
Chalobah told the Telegraph :
“I have seen Ruben play this season and I am honestly so proud. It is so good to see players coming through and to see the likes of Dom Solanke and Izzy Brown.
“You look at that and say ‘Wow, it is possible’. I am so chuffed for Ruben and so happy for him that he had a chance to play. Next year I hope he kicks on.”
“It’s a big club and United are a big club as well and if they were able to do that I don’t see why Chelsea couldn’t. It’s about the right timing, being in the right place and getting the opportunity.”
Due to the fact that Chalobah since his arrival to Chelsea senior team in 2012 he was always loaned out he was asked about his future plans. He said :
“I’ve spoken to my people and Chelsea. I am not too sure what is happening yet. I’m trying to focus on this tournament, do my level best to get this out of the way and then obviously focus on that. I have told people not to tell me about rumours.”
“Definitely. I’ve been there for 10 years now. I’d love to say I came through and played however-many games as a Chelsea player. It is still important to be learning, still important to be playing games. I have been doing that the last few years so I can’t really complain too much.”
He was asked if he regrets that he still didnt make a debut for Chelsea but the young player assured that he doesn’t hold anything against Mourinho.
“I have nothing bad to say about the manager,”
“It is all about opportunities and I respect his decisions. He sees it out there every day and he has decided where he stands. For me it is about trying to improve as much as I can and trying to kick on.”
“It can be difficult at times. You do have difficult steps along the way. I have been on loan at Burnley and didn’t play as much as I would have wanted to but I take a lot of experience out of that … you open your eyes to a lot of things.”
“You learn to deal with going away and stuff like that. I can’t complain.”