Chelsea defender reveals why Charlton Athletic move felt right

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Jay Dasilva has revealed that a loan return to Charlton Athletic felt “comfortable” when the Chelsea left-back decided on a second stint with the South London club.

The England under-20 international did not get a sustained run in the Addicks line-up until April following a temporary January switch but finished the campaign strongly.

Charlton boss Karl Robinson made re-signing Dasilva a priority in the summer.

He has already featured 15 times in the current campaign.

“Towards the back end of last season I played a lot of games and felt comfortable coming back here,” said Dasilva. “I knew that I would play a lot of football here this year. That was a big thing for me.

“It was quite a tough period [when he did not initially feature after arriving in January] but I stayed patient, came in training every day as well as I could. I waited for my time and when it came I just took it.

“It was a good first loan. I’d have liked to play a bit more but it was a good learning curve for me. It was probably what I needed.”

Dasilva won the European Championships at under-19 level with England earlier this year.

“I’m in the under-20s at the moment and the aim is to get into the under-21 squad,” he said. “It’s about getting exposure to mens’ football and as much experience and minutes as I can to get me to there.”

1 Comment on "Chelsea defender reveals why Charlton Athletic move felt right"

  1. Raymond Bordch | 30th October 2017 at 8:48 am |

    Jay is a fine young player it is a pleasure to have him at Charlton.Sadly,I feel that like many others in his position,he will not get the opportunities at the highest level which is what he deserves.All the while clubs continue to import overpaid and under performing merceneraies,our young english players will struggle to play at the highest level.

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