Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed he would like to emulate former Chelsea captain John Terry by becoming a leader at Chelsea in the future.
The 23 year old midfielder briefly played with John Terry at Chelsea towards the end of Terry’s Chelsea career.
Just like Terry, Loftus-Cheek is a Chelsea academy graduate and he hopes to be a leader like the Chelsea legend.
When asked whether he wishes to emulate Terry at Chelsea by ESPNFC, Loftus-Cheek said: “Yeah definitely, but I think that comes with a lot of experience. I don’t think Chelsea can ever replace John (Terry). He was the best leader I’ve seen, not just on the pitch but off it.
“He was always organising and sorting stuff out to make it easier for us. On the pitch he was very vocal and was that character you have at the back who would organise and make you feel safe.
“I’ve observed that and felt that feeling, and that’s something that comes with experience. The more experience I get, then hopefully I can be that person.”
Loftus-Cheek forced himself into the team in the final months of the season, scoring four goals and providing three assists in his last 11 games.
Andreas Christensen is another Chelsea graduate who got more game time towards the end of the season and Loftus-Cheek believes it is time that the pair became influential members of the side.
“Me and Andreas are 23 now. It’s not so young and we have to step up when we get given the time to play, and start to become really important players for the team,” Loftus-Cheek added.