Anjorin sends ambitious message to Frank Lampard

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Chelsea youngster Tino Anjorin has revealed his plans to break into the first team and become a leader in the team within five years.

“[In the academy] we’re not friends, we’re like brothers. And when we go over to the first team, it’s very welcoming, it’s like a family,” the 18-year-old told The Independent.

“Having players like Tammy [Abraham] and Mason [Mount], they know what it’s like being a younger player in the academy. They look after you and give you what maybe they never had at my age.

“Callum [Hudson-Odoi] is only a year above me. It’s relatable, so 100 per cent it makes you more confident knowing the chances are there.

“Just look at Billy Gilmour out there the other day. I’ve played alongside him and seeing him go out like that gives me the confidence to know I can go out there [with the first team] and not be afraid to do what I do.

“I know if I keep working harder I can try and be at their level. I want to try and put myself in the same position that Reece [James] is in now.

“I want to be scoring, I want to be creating. In five years time, I want to be a leader in the team, helping the younger academy kids to come through, where they can look up to me too and thrive as well.”

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