On-loan Chelsea midfielder Tariq Uwakwe said he would not mind playing as a wingback if Thomas Tuchel were to call him for a pre-season.
You might remember the 21-year-old, currently on loan at League One side Accrington Stanley, for his hat-trick just one day following his loan move in September.
Speaking in a Chelsea documentary feature, Uwakwe admitted that moving from an attacking midfield role to the left wing-back position at Accrington has not been easy.
“To be up against people who have been playing in these positions their whole career has been tough,” he told Chelsea’s official website.
He also added that he sees himself “playing in midfield or higher up in the future”.
But the former England U-20 player he would not miss an opportunity to impress if Tuchel were to invite him to a pre-season as a left wing-back.
“But as you see now, Chelsea are currently playing with wing-backs so you have to be adaptable,” he explained.
“If I’m asked to play there in pre-season, I would be happy to take my chance to play and hopefully perform and show people that I can do that.”
At the moment, Chelsea already have three options for the left wing-back or fullbacks role; Marcos Alonso, Ben Chilwell, and Emerson Palmieri.
There is a possibility that Emerson might leave in the summer in pursuit of regular football elsewhere — and giving a young player an opportunity to impress is absolutely harmless.
Chelsea academy star Tino Livramento is another young talent who might deserve a chance to prove himself as a right wing-back option.