May 19, 2024

Ex-Chelsea midfielder, Drinkwater retires from football

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By Sportgister


Former Chelsea midfielder, Danny Drinkwater, on Monday announced his retirement from football after admitting he had been “in limbo” too long.



Drinkwater was a regular in the Leicester City team that stunningly won the Premier League in 2016 but he moved to Chelsea a year later.


The English midfielder failed to establish himself at Chelsea and was sent for unsuccessful loan spells at Burnley and Aston Villa.



Speaking on The High-Performance Podcast, Drinkwater said: “It’s been a long time coming maybe, especially with the last year, but I think it’s time to officially announce it now.


“I think I have been in limbo for too long. I have been wanting to play but not getting the opportunity to play at a standard or a level where I felt valued.


“I’m happy not playing football but I’m happy playing football, so do I just shake hands with the sport?”



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