EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) August 1, 2018
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“I thought ‘Okay I think I’m good enough, but do they actually believe I am good enough to eventually make it in the first team?’ At the time, I didn’t see any signs that it was possible to push for that with any player there, so the question sort of answered itself.
“I didn’t want to leave because I’d been there for so long, I did love Chelsea and they played a big part in my early development. I was enjoying my time there and I made so many friends for life. I knew that it wasn’t about what was comfortable and the easy option, but what was best for me.
“I looked at a lot of clubs and their plans, but Liverpool stood out to me. I liked their approach to development and things just felt right. They were the best choice for me then and they still are now.
“I’m very glad I took the decision, that I was clear in my thinking. So many people were saying it’s a big thing for a kid to consider, but I didn’t look at it like that.
That is one intelligent and mature 18 year old. Hopefully gets chances this year.— Matt (@Matty__A) August 1, 2018
“There are some idiots out there, who don’t want to open their minds and who are very backward and wrong in their thinking,”
“When you look at it, the people that have said racist things to try and make us feel bad about ourselves aren’t from mixed teams.
“Spartak Moscow, for example, and Spain U-17. Sevilla neither. The individuals being racist are the ones who should feel bad. They’ve sadly not been educated well enough and are still stuck in an unacceptable way of thinking.”
Asked if trying to show restraint when being racially abused is the most challenging aspect of his career to date, he added: