Andreas Christensen has said he’s feeling positive about the prospects of being handed a new contract by Chelsea.
Speaking to Ekstra Bladet, Christensen was full of optimism regarding the extension of his stay at Stamford Bridge.
The Denmark international has already entered the final 12 months of his deal, which runs out in June 2022.
Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta’s agreements also expire at the end of the season.
And, while none of the defenders have officially been offered an extension to their contract, it seems at least one of them will be rewarded soon.
And, in Christensen’s case, that day could be just around the corner.
“I know a lot is being said right now. I cannot say too much – but I think it looks good,” the 25-year-old said about his future.
“We have won the Champions League and the Super Cup. I am very happy to be in the club and feel Chelsea are the right place to be in England.
“I know Thomas Tuchel believes in me. I have also played a big role since he came.”
It’s true that since Tuchel’s arrival in January, Christensen’s stock has rocketed.
He stepped into the shoes of Thiago Silva while the Brazilian was injured – and the fit was pretty perfect.
In 19 games under the German coach last season, Christensen lost just once.
Chelsea boss has faith in Christensen
Chelsea’s manager has started the centre-back in all three of his side’s opening Premier League fixtures this campaign too.
That’s in stark comparison with the number of minutes the Dane earned in Frank Lampard’s second spell in charge.
“I had a very difficult period under Lampard, shortly before he was fired,” Christensen continued.
“Now, luckily, it’s going the right way for me. But, yes, things can go fast in this world.
“The most important thing is I have never given up.”
That never-say-die attitude has certainly served Christensen well in the past few months.
All that’s needed now is a fresh contract to top off what has been an excellent period in the player’s relatively young career.