Reece James Reflects On His Near Departure From Chelsea After Being Named New Club Captain. In a stunning turn of events, Chelsea Football Club has announced that Reece James will be taking on the mantle of captaincy for the upcoming season.
The announcement came after a period of uncertainty for the young defender, who had faced a slew of injuries. As James reflects on his journey from potential departure to leading the team as captain, his story serves as an inspiring example of determination, growth, and the enduring spirit of Chelsea Football Club.
Reece has been part of the Chelsea family since the age of six and being named captain did not come as a surprise for many. However, the England international has faced a slew of mishaps during his stint at Chelsea with injuries hampering his performances and putting his career at the West London club in jeopardy.
Speaking after being announced as the club captain, Reece James stated that there was a time he was on the verge of leaving Chelsea. He indicated that he was deemed not good enough hence proposals were put to him to leave the club.
“The journey has been tough, it hasn’t been easy, there were probably a number of occasions where I probably wasn’t gonna stay at Chelsea because I probably wasn’t good enough at the time. And it was tough,” he said.
Reece added that he kept on working hard despite the challenges to the point where he got a new contract at Chelsea. “I kept working hard to get to a level where I got a contract,” said Reece.