Ballon D’or nominee reveals how Andreas Christensen can become the best defender in the world
Chelsea offer stiff resistance in defence
Since Thomas Tuchel took charge of Chelsea, the Blues have recorded one of the best defences in Europe.
So far, they have conceded just four times in 11 Premier League outings, with Andreas Christensen playing in eight of those.
Not one of the five Chelsea nominees for this years Ballon D’or, Christensen has nonetheless improved significantly since Tuchel took over, and has become the defender he always threatened to be while away on loan.
Now, AC Milan’s Simon Kjaer has backed him to go up yet another level.
Simon Kjaer backs his compatriot
Speaking to Danish media, and translated via Sports Witness, fellow Denmark defender Simon Kjaer backed Christensen to blossom into the best defender in the world, revealing that:
“I think he has all the prerequisites to become the world’s best defensive player,”
“He reads the game completely uniquely. He is fantastic on the ball, fast and athletic.
However, to do so, one thing needs to change. Communication.
“He has to shout a little louder from time to time, but it has also gotten better. I think AC is a great defender.
“He has developed both on and off the field in the time he has been here. I still want more AC; I want more personality.
“It’s gotten better, but it’s one of those places where I want to keep pushing him a little bit.
“I want to demand more from him both on and off the field. It has got better, and in my world, he controls a little bit himself how far he wants to take it.”
Can Christensen, who has just 8 months left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge, really become one of the best defenders in the world?