ST. GALLEN (Ekstra Bladet): Andreas Christensen may not be the target audience for a stay in a sanatorium, but it is forced, because landsholdstruppen have camped in a hotel prior to the meeting with Switzerland on Tuesday.
On the spa - and kurhotellet Oberwaid in the outskirts of St. Gallen has national coach gathered his players, where a lot of the other guests are retired people with a craving for a little pampering and hot baths.
Åge Hareide baptized him Denmark's new Franz Beckenbauer after nordmandens first international match three years ago in Herning, where the Island was defeated 2-1.
Since playing Andreas Christensen a number of struggles as the central figure in the three mandsforsvar, as the Norwegian had put in place.
It came to pass, as klubkarrieren was on rails. First, in Borussia Mönchengladbach of two seasons ago last season at Chelsea, where he established himself with 27 games in the Premier League.
But this season, he has seen the back of the professional life. He has just got three matches in the Premier League and had to wait for 15. the betting round on the first appearance.
He has been reservespiller in Chelsea and has primarily been playing in pokalturneringerne and in the Europa League.
- The situation I ended up in has been very difficult to accept, acknowledge Andreas Christensen, who also is set a little stuck in the fodboldmæssige development.
It has also meant that Mathias Zanka has overtaken him in the national team. He got the chance against Kosovo, but seemed very rusty, because he is not playing continuously.
Andreas Christensen expect Chelsea will try to hold on to all the players, because the club has been transfer-quarantined and cannot buy new players in the summer of 2020. Photo: Lars Poulsen.
Andreas Christensen extended his contract last year in January 2022. And he could this summer to be caught up in Chelsea, because the club has been transfer-quarantine in the two transfer windows by FIFA.
Chelsea have reportedly in 29 cases, violated the rules for the purchase of underage players. Therefore, can the club first to pick up new players in the summer of 2020.
- The messages we have received is that Chelsea can't appeal the case and therefore want to keep all the players, says Andreas Christensen.
the Hope for the 22-year-old stops are now, that he continue to get playing time in the Europa League, where Chelsea are in the quarter-final against Slavia Prague.
- I have tried to show me on the training field, but it is difficult, because it is limited to how much we train with all the matches, the team must play.
- Now, I have played matches in Europa League and hope it continues, as long as we are in the tournament, says Andreas Christensen, who must set out on a reserverolle on Tuesday against Switzerland.