Ben Chilwell Eyeing England Beginning Spot at Qatar 2022

Final Up to date: July 11, 2022, 13:36 IST

Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell mentioned he’s decided to nail down a beginning spot within the England facet for the World Cup in Qatar following a ”troublesome” time in his profession.

Chilwell was chosen in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the European Championships final yr however didn’t make a single look of their run to the ultimate, the place they misplaced to Italy.

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He then struggled for recreation time at Chelsea and was largely missed in August and September earlier than scoring three objectives in three video games in October, in addition to a World Cup qualifying aim for England.

Nevertheless, he picked up an anterior cruciate ligament harm in November which sidelined him till a substitute look in Chelsea’s final league recreation of the season in Could.

”I’ve dreamt of taking part in in a World Cup since I can keep in mind and to understand it’s simply across the nook is extra motivation than you’ll be able to know to attempt to seal that spot down,” Chilwell informed reporters earlier than travelling to the US with Chelsea for a pre-season tour.

”Not only for myself however for my household, particularly after the Euros in what was a troublesome time for me. Over the subsequent three or 4 months, I’m simply going to do every part that I can to attempt to guarantee that is my spot.”

The 25-year-old mentioned Southgate had remained in contact throughout his rehabilitation.

”It’s good to really feel that once you’re not there the supervisor is searching and keeping track of you,” Chilwell mentioned. ”It’s constructive as a result of it means I’m nonetheless in his ideas.”

Chelsea kick off the brand new league marketing campaign with a visit to Everton on Aug. 6.

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