Andreas Christensen says Chelsea is his 'second home'

Andreas Christensen says Chelsea is his ‘second home’ with the defender approaching ten years at Stamford Bridge as the Dane insists he wants to stay at the club ‘for the long run’ despite his deal expiring next summer

  • Andreas Christensen has revealed he wants to stay at Chelsea ‘for the long run’ 
  • The Dane’s contract with the Blues is up next summer and hasn’t held talks  
  • But the defender sees Chelsea as his ‘second home’ and is happy in London
  • Christensen has become important for boss Thomas Tuchel in recent games 

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen sees the club as his ‘second home’ and wants to commit his future to the Blues – with his contract expiring next summer.

Christensen has been with the west London outfit for nearly ten years having come through the youth system and the Dane says he is more content to pledge his allegiance for the forseeable future, but is yet to open talks over a new deal.

The 25-year-old has found it tough to nail down a regular spot at Chelsea over the years but has impressed boss Thomas Tuchel since he arrived at the start of the year, and has started the last three games under the German.

Andreas Christensen wants to commit his future to Chelsea after nearly 10 years at the club

Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Christensen said he has made it clear he does not want to ply his trade anywhere else.

‘I’ve shown that I’m here for the long run,’ he said. ‘I’ve been here almost nine, 10 years now.

‘I’ve never doubted my decision [to come to Chelsea] and I’ve always been here for the long run. I accept that the club sometimes changes managers, and that can make it hard to always be in the team.

‘After the loan spell [at Borussia Monchengladbach] I came back and played a good amount and since then it’s been a bit in and out, but it’s nice at the moment to play back-to-back games and my confidence is growing with each game.

Christensen has proven his worth to Thomas Tuchel and sees Chelsea as his ‘second home’

‘There have not been any talks [on a contract extension] yet, but like I said, I’m in this for the long run and I always have been. I feel like this is my second home. Denmark will always be my home, but Chelsea will always be my place.’

Christensen has played 23 times in all competitions this season – including 13 Premier League starts. He’s made a total of 123 outings for the club after being sent out on a two-year loan to Monchengladbach early on in his career.

In his last four games, the team have conceded just one goal – in their 1-1 draw to Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg.

The Blues took the lead in that game through Christian Pulisic before being pegged back by a brilliant Karim Benzema volley.

The Dane (R) came through the youth ranks in 2013 and has played 123 times for Chelsea

Christensen believes Chelsea will beat Real Madrid and reach the Champions League final

Christensen feels confident Chelsea will win the second leg and believes they could have scored two or three goals if they were more clinical. 

‘On another day, maybe we should have been two or three up,’ he added. ‘It didn’t happen and we know that going forward we have to be sharper in both boxes.

‘We didn’t take our chances and then they scored. They were dangerous on set-pieces too, so that’s something for us to focus on.

‘But we’re all feeling comfortable, not just the defenders but I think the whole team and we’re very comfortable with the way we are playing. 

‘We try to do that every game and at the moment we are a difficult team to score against, but we have to keep that up.’

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