Former Chelsea starlet Marc Guehi has revealed the reason for his summer exit from the west London club, describing his move as the “right decision” amid protest from a section of the club’s fans.
The defender joined Crystal Palace in an £18 million over the summer and, has been given a more prominent role in the
England U21 as a captain.
Guehi said: “It wasn’t an easy decision for me to leave Chelsea.
“I was at the club for so long – since I was seven years old. I am extremely grateful for everyone who has helped me get so far and it’s because of them that I’m here.
“I felt like it was the right decision for me to move to Palace. I wanted to play regular football at a high level in the Premier League and test myself to see how far I can go. I think I will really improve myself.
“So looking at it that way, I think it was the right decision. My mentality is to get the most out of myself.”
Guehi went on to talk about his new position as U21 captain, but not before reserving praise for Chelsea legend John Terry, stating: “I learned an immense lot with the way he conducted himself, the way he played and the professionalism.
“He is seen as such a high standard through his professionalism and commitment to the game.
“It’s a privilege to be captain and it is a proud moment for me and my family. I was a bit shocked at first. There’s a lot of leaders and fantastic players in the group.
“It honestly could have been so many people. [Carsley] sees maybe something from a different perspective or from the sidelines. But I am confident and I try to help people on or off the pitch. Those are some of the qualities I feel I have.”