Former Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand is adamant that he was good enough to stay at Stamford Bridge.
The left-back was loaned to Southampton at the beginning of last season before making the move permanent in February after impressing at St Mary’s.
Bertrand, who started the Champions League final win over Bayern Munich in 2012, had struggled for minutes since Jose Mourinho returned to West London in 2013.
“For me it wasn’t a case of ‘my career didn’t go right, I’m not playing for Chelsea’,” Bertrand told reporters.
“I know personally I should still be there and I should still be playing but it is no drama. That is football and these things happen.
“I am fantastically happy at Southampton, playing week in, week out and developing as a footballer and really enjoying life.
“I know in myself – that’s my inner confidence, I have the capabilities. It’s nothing to do with my capabilities that I’m not there, it’s purely circumstance.”
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