Date: 7th June 2015 at 3:56pm
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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.”

Chelsea fans – is Bertrand right with what he claims? Let us know below.


2 responses to “Bertrand: I’m better than Cesar Azpilicueta, Filipe Luis”

  1. Chelsea Alan says:

    Ryan is deluded if he thinks he is as good asmall Dave either defensively or going forward. He was sold as the club sent him out on a good loan to Saints and HE himself suggested he wanted to make the loan permanent. As far as I am concerned Ryan has never kicked on from a 15 year old at Chelsea who should have been the natural successor to Ashley Cole. He is a good left back and certainly Premiership quality but he is NOT top 4 or Champions League winning standard which is what Jose wants and needs.

  2. Martin says:

    I’ve read this same story on many websites but, nowhere can I see a quote from Bertrand saying “I’m better than Cesar Azpilicueta, Filipe Luis”

    Bertrand is just saying he believes he was good enough to stay at Chelsea, that’s all.