Chelsea starlet Marc Guehi is planning on being the next youngster to break into Frank Lampard’s side and is tapping up Blues legend John Terry for some advice.
He is another promising youngster coming out of the Stamford Bridge academy and Guehi cites Terry as a major influence in his bid to become a regular in the Chelsea side at some point in the very near future.
“He was a great leader, a great defender and someone I definitely look up to,” he said. “I have spoken with him and he has trained with us a few times. “He told us to always be focused on what you do, communicating at all times and making sure you’re concentrated and that you’re having fun, enjoying what you do.”
Guehi has plenty of current players at Chelsea to look up to, given the emergence of the youngsters under Lampard this season.
Chelsea stars Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham are in the England senior squad while Callum Hudson-Odoi is back with the under-21s this month after his Achilles injury, and Guehi is keen to follow in their footsteps.
The youngster knows his chance will come, and is ready to grab it when it does. “They’re role models for me,” Guehi added. “Mason, Fikayo, Tammy – they’re young players doing really well at the moment and that’s an incentive for even more young players at Chelsea to know that if you keep working hard, there are opportunities there.
“Hopefully (it’s not far for me). I just need to keep working hard and if I’m called upon, I need to make sure I’m ready.”
Guehi is set to feature for the Young Lions in an important Euro qualifier against Austria at MK Dons on Tuesday night.
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