'Happy’: Chelsea youngster who's impressed Potter reacts after winning player of the tournament for country

Chelsea youngster Carney Chukwuemeka has taken to Twitter to respond to being named player of the tournament while on international duty.

The Englishman was representing the U20 side of his nation, only a few months after his performances led the U19s to European Championship glory.

The Young Lions were featuring in a tournament over in Spain, with fixtures against Chile, Morocco and Australia to test their resolve.

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England left with three wins out of three, with Chukwuemeka having exactly the impact he would have been hoping for after making the step up in age level.

With him being such an important piece in the U19 side, the fact he has been able to continue to star after stepping up shows the Blues have signed a fantastic player.

He was handed player of the tournament for his role in the competition, an accolade which has obviously left him delighted.

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He tweeted: “Winning after winning, happy to get player of the tournament.”

With another set of impressive performances for his country, the teenager must be getting even closer to making his first appearance for the Blues after his big-money move this summer.

Todd Boehly negotiated the deal with Aston Villa after it became clear that he wasn’t interested in staying with Steven Gerrard’s side, despite making a breakthrough into Premier League football during the last campaign.

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He was wanted by a few of Europe’s elite sides, but ended up moving to Stamford Bridge as part of a host of young signings.

Now, it has been reported that Chukwuemeka has been impressing new manager Graham Potter in training, and will surely be pushing for minutes with the new set of eyes in charge.

With the Blues not exactly impressing this season so far, it may take some inspiration from someone like Chukwuemeka to kickstart their campaign.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.