English Premiership

Bertrand bemoans Blues treatment

2014-09-29 14:24
Ryan Bertrand (Supplied)
Ryan Bertrand (Supplied)
Cape Town - Southampton loanee Ryan Bertrand says he was not treated honestly by parent club Chelsea as rumours grow of a permanent move to St Mary's.

The left-back joined the Saints on a season-long loan deal and has played in all six of their Premier League games thus far.

And reports indicate that the 25-year-old is keen to make his loan permanent when the transfer window re-opens in January, and his latest quotes will only add fuel to the fire.

"The situation became clear to me before I went on loan to Aston Villa [last season]. I was getting those 15, 20, 25, 30-plus games a season, until I hit a stumbling block," he was quoted as saying in Southampton's matchday programme.

"That's when the alarm bells rang. Before that, I had a chance to move from the club, but I was advised that I didn't need to do that.

"It all unravelled in front of my eyes, and certain things didn't make sense in terms of what certain people had said to me. All I ask for is honesty, and I didn't get that."

Southampton have exceeded all expectations this season following their summer exodus, having lost just once, to Liverpool on opening day, in their first six matches.

And Bertrand can hardly believe how well all the new players have settled in and believes he made the right move joining the Saints.

"I wanted to be in a situation where the club is looking for the same things," he added. "In a way, me as a person and Southampton as a football club are quite similar. We're both striving to do great things.

"It's strange just how positive it has been. It's almost hard to believe how well the new boys have settled in."

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