Kobham Academy graduates have moved throughout London to play a more prominent role in the Eagles squad.
Mark Gohey explains why he left Chelsea for Crystal Palace for 18 million euros (25 25 million) over the summer.
The highly-rated 21-year-old’s move raised eyebrows, prompting many to suggest him for a role at Stamford Bridge this season under Thomas Tachel.
However, he chose to go to Selhorst Park and was quickly given an early role under Patrick Vera. Ahead of the England Under-21 game against Kosovo, where he has been named captain under new manager Lee Carcel, he explained his summer move.
what he said?
“Leaving Chelsea was not an easy decision for me,” Gohi said. “I’ve been at the club for so long – since I was seven years old. I’m very grateful to all the people who helped me get here and that’s why I’m here.
“I felt that moving to the palace was the right decision for me. I wanted to play regular football at the highest level in the Premier League and test myself to see how far I could go. I think I really I will make you better.
“So looking at it that way, I think it was the right decision. My mindset is to make the most of myself.”
Gohi talked about his new position as U21 captain, but not before praising Chelsea legend John Terry, saying: Learned something
“It is seen as a high standard through its professionalism and commitment to the sport.
“It’s an honor to be captain and it’s a proud moment for me and my family. I was a little shocked at first. There are a lot of leaders and great players in the group.
“It simply came to our notice then. [Carsley] Maybe he looks at things from a different angle. But I am confident and I try to help people on or off the pitch. These are just some of the goal setting shareware that you can use. “
What else is happening with England U-21?
Young Lions’ friendly match with Rome was canceled after two players in the group were diagnosed with corona virus.
Instead of going to Budapest, the Football Association chose to play friendly at home.
Austin Villa midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been named in the squad ahead of Tuesday night’s match against Kosovo at the MK Stadium.
This will be the first European Championship qualifying match of 2021 in Group G. Along with Kosovo, England has been drawn with Albania, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Andorra.