Cape Town - Watford
midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah believes clubs need to be brave and give
young players more opportunities in the Premier League.
The 22-year-old came through the youth ranks at Chelsea but was never
afforded a chance to prove himself at the top level, instead he was
loaned out to six different clubs between 2012 and 2016.
Chalobah was eager to end the run of loan spells and in July of this
year completed his permanent transfer to Watford, where he has signed a
five-year deal and already earned three Premier League starts.
"Everyone knows Chelsea is very difficult," he said, according to Sky
Sports. "Chelsea is a world-class club with world-class players, it was
difficult for me to get in the team.
"As always I tried to stay focused and concentrated. Chelsea is in the past now.
"There's a lot of pressure on winning games and sometimes to chuck a
youngster in is not an easy decision for the manager. But I felt I gave
my best when I was there.
"Now I've moved to Watford I've got the opportunity to try to
showcase myself. I think there's a lot of good young English players.
"It is very difficult being young, there's a lot of pressure. Clubs
have to be brave to play young players. It's the only way to gain