Chelsea teenager Charlie Colkett was delighted to make his first-team debut for Jose Mourinho’s Blues at the weekend.
The 18-year-old rans things from midfield as Chelsea beat a Thailand All-Stars XI 1-0 on Saturday to kick off their post-season tour with a win.
Colkett, who has represented England at youth level, provided an assist for the game’s only goal, which was scored for fellow academy star Dominic Solanke.
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“It was an absolutely amazing experience,” Colkett told Chelsea’s official website. “I’ve been really looking forward to it, I just wanted to impress and hopefully I’ve done that.
“I tried to be confident, the manager said to keep it simple, keep things ticking over and to try and show my quality but also stay disciplined defensively.
“For the goal I got on the ball, had two touches, played it out wide and then the cross came in and Dom scored, as usual. That’s a good feeling to have an impact, that’s what we’re here to do so I’m really happy with that.
“It’s been an amazing trip. What an experience it’s been. Training was lively, the match was great and just being around the first team, which hopefully I’ll be able to do in the future a lot more, was great. It’s been incredible.
“Sydney is going to be amazing, there are meant to be 80,000 fans so I really look forward to that, and I’ve never been to the city, so it’s really exciting.”
Colkett has won two FA Youth Cups and this season’s UEFA Youth League with Chelsea.