‘I feel great’: Chelsea player says he wants to stay at the Bridge after Club World Cup win

Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso has suggested he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge after the side’s success in the Club World Cup over the weekend.

Alonso, who’s still got 18 months left on his Blues contract, has indicated he would like to remain at the club for the long-term.

The 31-year-old was part of the Blues squad that beat Palmeiras on Saturday in the Club World Cup final. Incidentally, the left wing-back didn’t get off the bench in the final, but started in the semi-final victory against Al Hilal just a few days earlier.

He’s made a claim about his future since:

“I feel great here. I have always said it. I think the way I play you can see that I’m happy here. But there are also other people who have to make decisions,” Alonso said.

“I just want to help, I just want to be important and lead by example. This is the main thing. We all showed character in the Club World Cup final. None of us gave up. We had never won this trophy before in the club’s history. I’m very delighted that we did our thing. We tried everything and won.”

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Serial Chelsea winner

Yes, Alonso’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

The full-back isn’t always the most reliable defensively, which is even more of a concern when he moves from left wing-back to left-back.

However, his Blues CV is simply brilliant.

He’s now been an important Chelsea player in squads that have won the Club World Cup, Champions League, Super Cup, Premier League, Champions League and Europa League.

Thomas Tuchel’s arrival as manager just over a year ago breathed new life into his Chelsea career at a time when it was fading under ex-boss Frank Lampard.

He knows injured teammate Ben Chilwell is fierce competition for a spot in the Blues XI, but he seems very happy where he is.

It’ll be interesting to see what the Blues have planned for him, though.

Despite having his fair share of critics, don’t be surprised if Alonso pops up with one or two important goals from now until the end of the season.

He’s someone that Spain manager Luis Enrique was speaking very positively about as recently as November.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.