Azpilicueta reacts to speculation about his Chelsea future

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta says he has no ‘concerns’ over contract situation with current deal expiring at end of season, claiming that “I feel fully trusted”.

The European champions begin their defence of Europe’s biggest prize on Tuesday, and ahead of the match, Azpilicueta has spoke of his determination to stay on at the club.

The 32-year-old Spaniard joined Chelsea the summer after they won their first Champions League back in 2012, for a £7m fee from Marseille.

He said during the pre-match press conference: “I don’t have any concerns, I feel fully trusted by the club since I arrived.

“At the moment it is true that my contract ends in June but I just focus on what’s next, to train and play the best I can.

“Everything will take care of itself, I don’t need to say anything more. I have to keep doing what I am doing and it will come by itself.

“Of course, I love to be here, I feel loved since I arrived and my aim is to be here for as long as I can be.”