Ross Barkley recalls the moment that transformed his Chelsea career


Ross Barkley has played in three of Chelsea’s last five games (Photo: Getty)

Ross Barkley identified the match during training as a major turning point in his career at Chelsea.

Berkeley took out a loan at Aston Villa last season after struggling to break into the fold of Stamford Bridge’s first team under former boss Frank Lampard.

Despite having to compete with Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Ruben Loftus Cheek and others, the 27-year-old returned to his parent club in the summer to prove himself to new manager Thomas Tuchel. I wanted to do it. XI.

Berkeley struggled with match times at the beginning of the season and then played three of the last five games of the West London Club in all tournaments, including a one-on-one draw at Bruce’s home earlier this month. I participated in.

And former Everton midfielder believes it was the September training session that really stepped Tuchel up and drew his attention.

“Just before the first international break, I was really well trained and then we played in-house games,” he said.

Ross Barkley believes his thinking in training helped him succeed in Chelsea (Photo: Getty).

“I scored some goals and created some, and when he then spoke to me, I felt he was impressed. Since then, I have been a major member of the group. bottom.

“It was to show my quality, be consistent and do extra work, but that was the turning point just before the first international break holiday.

“When you train under this manager, he notices and he rewards you, which I heard from a young man who worked with him last season before I returned.

“It’s great because some managers don’t always do that.

“If you train well, he rewards you, but that doesn’t mean you get paid just for training well. You have to perform when you get the chance. not.”

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