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Reece James’ dad, Nigel, has revealed his son has been frustrated at Chelsea lately because he isn’t getting as many minutes as he’d like.
According to Nigel James, he told his son to be thankful for the opportunity to play at Chelsea whether he’s playing for 90 minutes or a minute.
“It’s been frustrating for him lately not getting as many minutes as he’d like and I think he’s even been a little annoyed but, as I say to him, whether you are playing 90 minutes or one minute, be thankful you have that opportunity and make sure you have influence on the game,” Nigel James said, according to Daily Mail.
“He played 46 games at Wigan Athletic last year. It was a great experience for him, he trained every week and knew he’d play at the weekend if he trained well. At Chelsea, that’s not so certain so it has required him finding a different mindset.
“It’s challenging but it’s all part of his development. Not many 19-year-olds will have this experience. The club knows he is a talent so he has to have patience and keep that work ethic.”