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Chelsea defender Maatsen: Tuchel encouraged Coventry move

Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen admits manager Thomas Tuchel encouraged to go on-loan to Coventry City.

Maatsen is impressing with the Sky Blues this season.

He told the club's website: "He just said you are young; you must go and play as many minutes as you can and when the time is there you will be ready for the Premier League or the next step in your career.

"I follow Chelsea all the time. Every single player is so good. They are in a good position, they play well, and I can learn from them outside of football as well.

"Step by step developing my football qualities and then to play as many games as possible on a good level. It is good for me. From there, maybe step up to higher levels and even develop within myself.

"I want to play as many games as possible here at Coventry and finish well in the table. I am looking forward to next season and then we will go from there. We'll see whatever options come my way."


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