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Tino Livramento reveals Chelsea positional change to develop game

Chelsea whiz Tino Livramento admits he sees himself as a wing-back.

The England youth international was called into Frank Lampard's senior squad towards the end of last season.

Regarded as a winger, Livramento admits he's now developing his defensive skills with the U23 and U18 teams.

He told chelseafc.com: "As a young boy at my Sunday league team I started off as a centre-back I thoroughly enjoyed defending and every now and then got forward to try and score. It was later in my first season there when I moved further up the pitch as a striker/winger. This is where I really enjoyed my football and scored numerous goals which later helped me win top goal scorer that season. I remember my coach back then saying how I was an excellent finisher and had the pace that a winger needed. This gave me great confidence as a young boy and helped me continue to play such positive football.

"I play now as a right wing-back predominantly and I get to enjoy doing both parts of the game in defending and attacking. Featuring as a right-back this season has allowed me to work more specifically on my defensive side but playing as a right winger as well has let me express myself further up the pitch which I have enjoyed as well."

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