A smart boy this one. Loftus-Cheek has accepted the sharp criticism dealt his way by Chelsea boss José Mourinho, in regards to his performance in Chelsea’s postseason match in Australia.
The young England international was a subject of public criticism by Mourinho, who said the midfielder faked pen when it was his turn to get the ball.
Loftus-Cheek has promised to improve and mend fences with Mourinho.
“I listened to what the manager said and I wasn’t at the level I need to do better – and I need to do better if I want to play for Chelsea,” Loftus-Cheek told reporters.
“For me that is a reminder that I have to work hard to get in the team. I just need work hard and do my best. I will listen to him and learn from him every way I can. I really want to work hard now.
“I just need to have a good pre-season. I want to work really hard but Chelsea is always hard to break into but I believe in myself and if I work hard then hopefully things will go well.”