Jeremie Boga defends his move to English Club
Chelsea youngster Jeremie Boga has dismissed claims that he moved to the English club too soon.
Since joining the West London outfit from Marseille as a 12-year-old, Boga has been unable to make the consistent jump to the first-team. He has been out on loan at various clubs since signing a professional contract with the blues. However, the 19-year-old believes that he and his family do not regret making the move to West London. He is currently back in France withRennes – on loan until the end of the campaign. He is one of the several players playing for other clubs from Chelsea’s books.
Only a handful of names like Thibaut Courtois have been able to make the grade up from being a loan star into a promising first-team player.Boga says that he has already learned a lot of by training and talking with some of the stars at Chelsea like John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic. Chelsea have been criticised for their policy of stockpiling young players and sending them out on loan to various clubs across the world. This has been seen as an abuse of the system especially given that there are more than 30 players currently on loan at various clubs.
Boga is yet to make his Chelsea debut but he was named on the bench for the game against Sunderland in the 2014-15 campaign."When you're 12, you don't really realise what's happening.The move surprised a lot of people - the critics said I'd moved abroad too young.But my family and I didn't pay much attention to that and we've got no regrets today.When you get to train with John Terry and (Branislav) Ivanovic - really strong guys - you get better. It's a childhood dream really," said the youngster, who has three goals in 23 appearances for the French club.