21-year-old Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has impressed while on loan at Crystal Palace, with his performances earning him an England debut against Germany.
Loftus-Cheek’s father, Trevor, believes his son was held back by Jose Mourinho during his time as Chelsea manager.
“Jose Mourinho held him back,” said Loftus-Cheek’s father told Daily Mail.
“He should have been playing.
“Everyone behind the scenes was asking: ‘why isn’t he playing?'”
“If Ruben was playing for Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham manager), he’d have 70, 80, 90 first team appearances by now.”