Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has hit out at Chelsea for the lack of first-team opportunities given to him.
Since making his debut in 2014, Loftus-Cheek has made just 32 appearances for Chelsea.
Asked about his experience of life at Stamford Bridge, Loftus-Cheek said as quoted by Sky Sports: “It’s been so difficult to go from playing every game then get to the seniors and not be given a chance.
“It’s really difficult mentally, there’s only so long you just enjoy training with top players.
“From a year ago, I’ve improved so much from playing. A game situation is completely different.
“It’s hard to compare the faith of Gareth Southgate and Roy Hodgson and my lack of chances at Chelsea because it’s such a big club – managers are under pressure and maybe don’t want to take a chance on a young player.
“I don’t understand what’s going on behind the scenes fully, but Chelsea’s a massive club and I understand why chances don’t come so often”.