Charley Musonda
Charly Musonda spent the majority of 2016 on loan at Real Betis

In another episode of Musonda Watch, one can see the youngsters latest game, touch-by-touch as per usual.

The 19 year old has been talking to AS magazine about his decision to try his luck on loan, his favoured playing position, and most importantly his (past and future) prospects of playing for Barcelona:

“Sometimes the only thing a footballer needs is an opportunity. I was waiting for it, I wanted to show my football [skills]. Betis has been the perfect place because of the league, for being a club with so many good fans and the luck that I had that everything in my first match worked out well when facing Valencia.”

“These are my first matches at the elite level, in a league as difficult as the Spanish one. I’m 19 years old and I have never played against professional players of that level beforehand. It’s normal that you can’t give your maximum effort every time, but I hope to recover my best form in these last match-ups in La Liga.”

“I consider myself a ‘number 10’, and I prefer to play behind the striker. It’s where I’ve played most times [in my career]. But due to my skill set I can also play on the wings. If the manager believes that I have to play there [on the wings], I will do it. What I want is to play and learn.”

“I might play for Barcelona in the future (laughs). I could, but I chose Chelsea for my family. In football you never know what might happen to you.”

“Right now I’m not sure [if I will stay with Betis]. We will see in the summer. But there’s a great chance that I will stay because I’m quite happy in these parts and everything has been perfect so far. [Betis] is a great club, no doubt about that.”

Musonda is the undisputed crowning jewel of the Chelsea youth, and has been doing himself plenty of favours with a string of excellent and continuously improving performances in La Liga. It might be best at this point to give the player the time he wants and needs to develop well on loan in a league known for its superior technicality, before coming back to become a Chelsea legend- no pressure, kiddo!

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