Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has admitted that he is growing increasingly frustrated at a lack of first-team action this season under Maurizio Sarri.
The 22-year-old centre-back established himself as a regular under former Blues boss Antonio Conte last term after impressing during a two-year loan spell with Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga.
However, he has slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge under Sarri and has yet to feature in the Premier League so far this season.
Denmark international Christensen he is finding his lack of game time really annoying and also hinted that he may consider leaving Chelsea if he continues to be overlooked.
“It has been a hard season and to be honest, it has been very difficult,” Christensen said to Danish publication BT.
“I cannot stand to have so much patience again. Now I’m 22 years old and I really want to play. In the last three seasons, I’ve played, so it’s clear that I do not see myself staying if my current situation is also true in the future.
“It’s too early to talk about when to change if I’m going to change. But it is clear that it is not a good situation for me. It has been difficult to get into the team, and when we get the good results that we currently do, it will only be even harder. It’s a gift for the team, but for me personally, it has been a hard start of the season.
“I had looked forward to getting our new manager. We play really good football, explosively and offensively all you can wish for. So that’s great, but it’s really annoying that I’m not on the pitch when it happens.”