Last week, we relayed an interview from Charly Musonda Jr, currently on loan at Real Betis in Spain, were the youngster revealed he had never actually been in direct contact with Antonio Conte.
Sent on loan to find game time elsewhere in hope he develops enough to eventually break into the first team, the 19-year-old gave an interview to Sport Magazine in Belgium where he explained everything he was doing was going according to plan.
The Chelsea loanee proclaimed he was ‘going to create his own legend’, and that even if he started his first-team career at 19, he was ‘certain he would have a great career’.
Not short on confidence, the attacking midfielder also revealed one of the reasons he has so much faith in himself is partly down to John Terry, who has always given him support and advice when needed.
He said: “He’s a player who watched the youth games a lot. Even today, he’s in touch with me, with other young players, because he’s at the same club. He always gave me advice to be confident. He told me that if I trained with the first-team, I’d be ready to play anywhere in the world.
“If a player like Terry tells you that, if you train against a defender like Kurt Zouma who came from the French league, straight away you gain confidence. And development, it all stems from that!”
The 35-year-old defender missed Chelsea’s last four games with an ankle injury, but should be back to face Leicester City at the weekend.
Over in Spain, Musonda Jr has made seven appearances so far for Real Betis, picking up an assist in the process.