19 year old Tariq Lamptey left Chelsea reserves for Brighton in January and the fullback has impressed since the move, earning his first England U21 cap last week.
Ahead of Chelsea’s visit to the Amex Stadium later today to take on Brighton, the fullback insists he is ready to face his former club Chelsea.
Lamptey said: “It’s happened so fast, it’s unbelievable.
“Sometimes I just have to sit back and think, ‘Wow, this is a lot.
“But I’ve worked hard to get here and I’m grateful that I’ve got the opportunities that I’ve been getting.
“Hopefully it’s just the start and I can keep improving, building and getting better and better.
“I’m very determined. Whoever I play against, you have to give them respect because they’re top quality players, but you also have to back yourself and have belief in yourself.
“I believe that I have got the ability to make the best of it and get the better of my man.
“That’s just my game. I’m not scared to take on players or who is ahead of me, it’s just another player that I have to try to get the better of.”