Chelsea’s Anjorin praises Lampard for giving opportunities to youngsters
Nigerian born midfielder, Faustino Anjorin has heaped praise on on manager, Frank Lampard for welcoming younger players to the team after penning a new long-term contract.
The 18-year-old midfielder, who made his debut for the club in the 7-1 win over Grimsby in the Carabao Cup back in September, will now be tied to the Blues until June 2025.
Anjorin’s displays at youth level has seen him emerge as one of the next promising players from Chelsea’s prestigious academy and featured against Everton back in March in the Premier League.
Tino currently an England Under-19 international insisted he had no doubts about committing his future to the club, and hailed the influence of Lampard and assistants Jody Morris and Joe Edwards in helping young players integrate into the first team setup.
“It’s a brilliant feeling,” he told the club’s official website.
“I’ve been at the club since I was six years old so to get to this stage and then be offered another five-year contract on top of that is amazing.
“I had no hesitation but to take it straight away because to play for the club I always dreamed of playing for is really special for me.
“It’s been a really crucial season for young players here. Frank, Jody Morris and Joe Edwards have taken us on board and really committed themselves to bringing young players through.
“It’s been really important to have those familiar faces around. It’s easy to talk to people and be around the first team building more because you’re welcomed in.
“Hopefully I can try to carry on being a part of that as long as I keep working hard and impressing the coaches.”