Bertrand accepts his future may lie away from Chelsea

first_imgChelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand seems resigned to the fact that his long-term future lies away from Stamford Bridge.The 24-year-old England international is on loan at Aston Villa after becoming third choice under Blues manager Jose Mourinho.Ashley Cole started the season at left-back but has himself fallen out of favour, with right-back Cesar Azpilicueta now Mourinho’s preferred option.Bertrand said: “I don’t think that as a professional player you can accept another playing in your position that isn’t his position. That was when the alarm bells started ringing.”He added that he had “never had any fall-outs” with Mourinho but “at the same time I never had many reassurances”.Bertrand, who still has two years left on his Blues contract, has only played three games for Chelsea this season.Just one those was in the Premier League, and his last appearance came against Arsenal in the Capital One Cup in November.Bertrand has played 57 games for Chelsea, scoring two goals, and was a surprise starter in the Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich in 2012.He was touted as a possible long-term replacement for Cole but Chelsea are now looking elsewhere, with Southampton’s Luke Shaw a target.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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