Graham Potter says to have been “very impressed” by Ruben Loftus-Cheek this season and rates the Chelsea midfielder’s prospects of being selected for the England World Cup team.
Loftus-Cheek has been a dependable member of the Stamford Bridge squad this season, appearing in each of Chelsea’s 11 Premier League contests.
The 26-year-development old’s has been stymied by persistent injury problems in previous campaigns, but he now seems to be beyond his fitness difficulties and is establishing himself as an important component of Potter’s team.
Loftus-Cheek has “particularly pleased” Potter both on and off the field, and Potter thinks his strong play could gain him a spot in the England World Cup squad.
Before Tuesday night’s Champions League match between Chelsea and Red Bull Salzburg, Potter claimed that Ruben had truly pleased him both on and off the field.
He’s a modest guy who wants to grow. Although he has undoubtedly benefited from extra game time, his training has been excellent even when he hasn’t played. He has so been able to improve his fitness as a result.
He needs to be physically fit to move that massive body of his around the field, but his talent is there. He possesses excellent physicality, is an excellent athlete, and is exceptional on the ball.
Following his participation in the 2018 World Cup, Loftus-Cheek acknowledges that it would “mean the world” to be selected for England’s upcoming World Cup team.
As a player, Ruben claimed that if all goes according to plan, he will qualify for the 2019 World Cup and continue to progress after the 2018 World Cup.
It would be wonderful and mean a lot, according to the former Crystal Palace and Fulham loanee. Ahead of Tuesday’s match against RB Salzburg in Austria, Chelsea is currently in fifth place in the Premier League and at the top of Group E of the Champions League.
Chelsea’s manager Potter noted that Salzburg is a really good team and that everyone at Stamford Bridge was able to see their caliber. They need to put up a fight, match each other’s fervor and passion, and then try to play their brand of football.