I wasted my best years at Chelsea – Danny Drinkwater

Danny Drinkwater has expressed relief that his Chelsea nightmare is over.

According to the midfielder, he squandered some of what could have been his best years as a footballer at Stamford Bridge.

The 32-year-old, who was a key figure in Leicester City’s title-winning side in 2015/16, joined Chelsea in 2017 for £35 million and signed a five-year contract.

It did not work out for Drinkwater, who made only 23 appearances for the club and scored just one goal.

When asked if he feels like he’s wasted the best five years of his career, Drinkwater told Sky Sports: “Yeah, it feels like ‘what have you thrown those five years away?’

“If you’d stayed at Leicester, if you didn’t get injured and if the club treated you differently.

“They’re all ifs. It’s frustrating, 100 per cent. Don’t think I’m still not burning about how it’s gone. I still kick myself for it. But on the other side, am I going to keep kicking myself, because I can’t change it.”

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